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Fraser
2005-Oct-14, 11:34 PM
SUMMARY: An Ariane 5GS rocket lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana today. On board were two satellites: a Syracuse 3A defense satellite, built by Alcatel Alenia Space and a Galaxy 15 communications satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The satellites were released into their geostationary transfer orbits about 30 minutes after launch. This was the 23rd Ariane 5 launch.

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Laminal Cockroach
2005-Oct-16, 05:21 PM
Great, finally europe is making some advances, and its not only nasa doing it all.

Halcyon Dayz
2005-Oct-17, 03:00 AM
Hey!
ESA has a long and proud history of space exploration.