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An Ariane-5 rocket blasts off on July 5 from the European space... News PhotoAriane V,Europe,Exploding,French Guiana,French Overseas Territory,Horizontal,Kourou,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space,Space Exploration,Space MissionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPAn Ariane-5 rocket blasts off on July 5, 2012, from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. An Ariane-5 rocket placed two telecommunications satellites Echostar XVII and MSG-3, into geostationary orbit, the 49th successive success for the European rocket. AFP PHOTO / JEROME VALLETTE (Photo credit should read JEROME VALLETTE/AFP/GettyImages)