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2 years 8 months ago

Arianespace launches rocket from French Guiana

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The European space consortium Arianespace has launched two television broadcasting satellites into orbit from its Guiana Space Center in South America. One satellite taken aloft Saturday by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket is owned by Luxembourg-based SES Astra. The other is owned by Lockheed...

3 years 4 months ago

Cadet-built satellite now in orbit

A converted Minotaur-IV inter-continental ballistic missile built by Air Force Academy cadets carried FalconSAT-5 into orbit from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on November 19. Col. Marty France, permanent professor and head of the Academy Department of Astronautics, accepted satellite control authority from the Space Test Program's Col....

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