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2011-01-05 06:18:37

Arianespace announced Tuesday that it has planned 10 launches for this year, including six Ariane 5 rockets and the first Russian Soyuz rockets from the European launch center in French Guiana starting in August. The company only managed six of its seven planned launches of the Ariane 5 rockets in 2010 due to technical problems. Arianespace also had a revenue shortfall of 133 million US dollars last year to about 1.2 billion dollars (900 million euros), Jean-Yves Le Gall told AFP. Last...

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2010-12-30 08:25:00

Twenty-four hours after its scheduled launch was delayed due to high winds, the Ariane-5 European heavy-lift rocket successfully launched from a spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday. "It's the 41st consecutive success of Ariane 5 and in 2010 we will have launched a total of 12 large telecommunications satellites out of a world total of 20," Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman and CEO of the rocket's operator, Arianespace, told BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos. "This gives us a market...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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