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ARIANE-5 ROCKET LAUNCHED TO PLACE TWO SATELLITES INTO ORBIT
FRENCH GUIANA, The rocket was launched from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch centre in Kourou on the north-east coast of South America. It placed two satellite into orbit, Astra 2D and Aurora III GE8. The former, produced by Boeing, will provide digital television broadcasting to Britain, the latter, built by Lockheed Martin, will provide telecommunications services across the United...
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