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Europe Launches New Satellites Into Space

May 7, 2013
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Europe's lightweight rocket, Vega, has been launched from Kourou space base in French Guiana for the first mission, webcast live, since its maiden flight in February last year.

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China Launches Two Satellites

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Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 19, 2012) — China launched two satellites after 3 a.m. Beijing Time on Wednesday. The satellites were sent into space by a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
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Space Research Hotline to the Moon

Space Research Hotline to the Moon

Deutsche Welle (Jan. 7, 2013) — Despite funding being scarce, Europe still has grand plans to make it to the Moon and Mars. The first goal is to build an outpost on the Moon to facilitate further trips into space. But such a station would have to be contactable at all times. Space researchers in Stuttgart are working out how to set up a sustained radio connection. They hope to position communication satellites at a spot between the Moon and the Earth where the gravitational forces of the two celestial bodies balance out.
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RAW VIDEO: Raw Video: NASA Launches Twin Satellites

RAW VIDEO: Raw Video: NASA Launches Twin Satellites

AP (Aug. 30, 2012) — NASA launched a rocket carrying twin satellites Thursday morning. The satellites will explore the earth's radiation belts, which protect the planet from solar outbursts.
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RAW VIDEO: China Science Satellites Blast Off

RAW VIDEO: China Science Satellites Blast Off

Reuters (July 20, 2013) — China launches three satellites to conduct space experiments, state media reports.
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