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Europe Launches New Satellites Into Space

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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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United Kingdom Announces Space Port Locations

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Buzz60 (July 16, 2014) — The UK is throwing their hats into the ring in the new space commercialism by announcing prospective locations for a space port. Like airports for space where cargo, satellites and people could be transported into the final frontier. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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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: China Science Satellites Blast Off

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