Ariane Launches Communications Satellite

Article written: 18 Apr , 2002
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An Ariane 44L rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou on Tuesday evening at 2302 GMT (7:02 EDT). Twenty one minutes later the rocket deployed a Lockheed Martin-built NSS-7 telecommunications satellite which will provide Internet and data relay services to the Americas, Europe and Africa.


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