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spaceuk
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posted 10-14-2005 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Venus Express spacecraft has been mounted onto the Fregat launcher. Both vehicles were loaded with propellant that time !!

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posted 10-22-2005 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a delay in the launch due technical problem. May be a few days befiore launch rescheduled.

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kosmonavtka
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posted 11-04-2005 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmonavtka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Venus Express home page:
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=64

Ben
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posted 11-04-2005 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the launch is set for Nov. 9 now.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-08-2005 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From SPACE.com
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ESA's Venus Express spacecraft launched spaceward at 10:33 p.m. EST (0333 GMT) from Launch Pad 6 at Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The European probe Venus Express fired its Fregat upper stage engine briefly in a successful burn to guide it into a parking orbit, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.

Venus Express is ESA's first probe dedicated solely to the exploration of Venus, with several of its instruments derived from tools that have flown on past missions to Mars and a comet. The spacecraft is the fastest built to date for ESA.


ESA has posted a launch replay here.

All times are CT (US)

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