An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite
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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday
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University of Utah image of a map of the northern sky showing the ‘hot spot’ where scientists say they are detecting an unusual concentration of high energy cosmic rays
A Proton-M rocket carrying a Eutelsat 3D telecoms satellite blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed the satellite on the target orbit of Eutelsat Communications, Russian news agencies reported.