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    EUROPE'S ROSETTA LAUNCH POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

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    BERLIN, FEBRUARY 27, (RIA NOVOSTI) - The launch of the European Rosetta space vehicle has been again postponed indefinitely. The European Space Agency accounts for this delay by technical defects, adding that it would announce another launch attempt date later.

    This Rosetta probe is expected to reach a poorly-explored comet discovered in 1969 by Soviet astronomers Klim Churyumov and Svetlana Gerasimenko. It was initially to take off from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana by means of the European rocket carrier Ariane-5, but the launch was then delayed because of the strong wind on the launching pad.

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