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Launcher Roll-Out

09 December 1999

Rollout of the Ariane-5 rocket began today at 11:00 local time (07:00 UT). The stately progress of the giant tower towards the launch pad was watched by the XMM team and Arianespace personnel, members of the press and the children who won the XMM 'Draw me a Telescope' competition.

Roll out of Ariane-5

Winners of the XMM schools drawing competition watch the rollout.

Top ESA, Dornier and Arianespace staff accompany Ariane-5 on the first stage of its journey to the launch pad.

Ariane-5 with XMM on the launch pad, 9 December 1999

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