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An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off on May 20 from Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, ST-2 and GSAT-8, into their planned transfer orbits.
The official ceremony marking ESAâ€™s handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place today at Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign.
The final countdown before its maiden flight later this year has begun for Soyuz with a simulated launch campaign at Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana.
Europe is set to add two new types of rocket to its launch fleet in French Guiana, in a move that is being hailed as a space â€œrevolution,â€ European Space Agency (ESA) head Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday.
ATV-2 is almost ready for launch on 15 February from Europeâ€™s Spaceport.
China, working jointly with Russia, plans to launch its first Mars probe in October after a two-year delay, state media reported on Sunday.
Interfax reported that Russia's space agency had delayed the launch of a European satellite after a rocket crashed off the coast of Hawaii last weekend.
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Construction on the world's first commercial passenger space terminal is expected to be completed sometime next year, with flights set to begin launching within 18 months.
Last night, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, W3B and BSAT-3b, into orbit.
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