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November 14, 2005

Launch of Ariane 5 Rocket postponed

Topics: International News

The launch of Europe's Ariane 5 rocket - initially due on Saturday in French Guyana - has been delayed by several days following a technical hitch. Arianespace says it will move the rocket from its launch pad to work on the "unspecified problem," and it appears that a new launch date is unlikely before Tuesday.

The heavy-lift vehicle was set to blast-off carrying its largest payload yet of two telecoms satellites weighing more than eight tonnes. Space officials postponed the mission shortly before launch from the Kourou spaceport on Saturday.

"Unspecified problems," always spark my interest.

Posted by at November 14, 2005 2:58 AM



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