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Soyuz Ready With Galileo Satellites For Milestone Launch
2011-10-13 11:06:56

International space cooperation will be highlighted in a historic event on 20 October: the launch of Europe’s first Galileo navigation satellites on Russia’s first Soyuz rocket to depart from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

First Vega Starts Journey To Europe’s Spaceport
2011-10-04 12:12:24

The first elements of Europe’s new Vega small launcher left Italy last Thursday to begin their long journey to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, marking the final step towards its inaugural flight in January.

Ariane 5’s Fifth Launch Of 2011
2011-09-21 23:50:49

This evening, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Arabsat-5C and SES-2, into their planned transfer orbits.

Strike Postpones Kourou Satellite Launch
2011-09-21 07:51:37

A strike at the Kourou space center in French Guiana has forced the launch of an Ariane-5 rocket with two communication satellites aboard to be postponed until further notice.

Image 1 - First Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2011-09-12 07:45:44

The first Galileo navigation satellite has arrived in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, ready to begin preparations for launch on 20 October.

GRAIL on the Launchpad
2011-09-09 06:40:25

The launch of the Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) has now been moved to Saturday.

2011-08-29 16:00:00

Conference to include technology luminaries such as JavaScript guru Douglas Crockford, Google Chrome Team reps, and Ben Savage, creator of the SpacePort engine, as keynote speaker San

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2011-08-08 12:00:00

Early Sunday morning, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, into their planned transfer orbits.

2011-08-04 11:29:00

DENVER, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that The Boeing Company has selected ULA's Atlas V rocket to launch its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft.

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2011-05-23 07:30:00

An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off on May 20 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, ST-2 and GSAT-8, into their planned transfer orbits.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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