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    (File) An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from the French Guiana Space Center

    Ariane 5 Carrier Rocket With 2 Communications Satellites Lifts Off From Kourou Space Port

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    PARIS (Sputnik) - Ariane 5, a European heavy-lift launch vehicle, carrying two communications satellites Intelsat-39 и EDRS-C, lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou on Tuesday.

    The launch was live-streamed by the Arianespace company operating the space centre.

    The lift-off was initially planned for July 24 but was postponed after a Vega rocket launch failure last month.

    The European Vega rocket has been lost shortly after lift-off, marking the first time in 15 launches that a Vega rocket has failed.

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