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Ariane 5 Rocket Blasts Off in February 2013

Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG
The first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of 2013, which launched on Feb. 7, delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into orbit. [Full story.]
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