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Ariane 5 rocket launch. ESA (european Space Agency) Ariane 5 rocket lifting-off from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. It is carrying the TerreStar 1 satellite, which at the time was the heaviest and most powerful commercial telecommunications satellite launched. Photographed on 1st July 2009.
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