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Ariane 5 rocket assembly. Ariane 5 cryogenic main stage straddled on either side by a pair of solid rocket boosters (SRB) in the Launcher Integration Building, Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. After the SRBs are attached, the upper stage and the nose cone, which contains the payload, are attached.
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