Re: Fr Helios 2A

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Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 03:15:18 EST

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    Hi Paul....
    Kicking myself  here as I found the Arianespace sat tv feed ten minutes into 
    the launch , quite by accident.
    I thought it strange that most of the audience were in mil uniform  , but 
    for some reason I determined it was a replay of a past launch , and didnt 
    bother watching it .. Agghhhhhh  !
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "paul" <>
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    Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 7:17 AM
    Subject: Fr Helios 2A
    > was info re this posted, maybe I missed it?
    > what's the elset?
    > PARIS Dec 18, 2004  A European rocket roared into space from a pad in 
    > South America on Saturday, placing into orbit a surveillance satellite 
    > billed as giving France's military new abilities to spy worldwide.
    > The unmanned craft lifted off smoothly from a launch center in Kourou, 
    > French Guiana, at 1:36 p.m. the third and last launch of an Ariane-5 
    > rocket this year, Arianespace said.
    > The satellite and six smaller scientific ones were placed into orbit about 
    > an hour after liftoff. It was the first time in 11 years that an Ariane 
    > rocket carried as many as seven satellites on a single launch.
    > The Helios 2A military satellite, the rocket's main cargo, is to rotate in 
    > sun-synchronous orbit around 435 miles above the Earth, Arianespace said.
    > 2004 Dec 19 07:16 UT
    > 04354.303 Norad
    > @ 345.11 .beats
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