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France is encouraging Europe to consider building a rocket launcher that would replace the Ariane 5 between 2020 and 2025, President Nicolas Sarkozy's office announced Saturday.
Yesterday evening, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europeâ€™s Spaceport at Kourou, in French Guiana, on its mission to place two multi-role telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbits.
By Laurent Marot KOUROU, French Guiana (Reuters) - A heavy-lift Ariane-5 rocket put two telecommunications satellites into orbit after a textbook launch from French Guiana late on Wednesday.
A heavy-lift Ariane-5 rocket put two telecommunications satellites into orbit after a textbook launch from French Guiana late on Wednesday.
On May 31, 2005, the European Space Agency, whose Member States pool their resources to pursue common goals for space utilisation and research, turned 30. Thanks to an impressive mission record, the Agency has placed Europe and European industry at the forefront of space activities around the world.
Europe is making a double throw of the dice on Saturday with a fresh attempt to launch a new super-rocket, the Ariane 5 ECA, from its space base in Kourou, French Guiana.
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