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A perfect lift off of Ariane-5 with XMM

A perfect lift off of Ariane-5 with XMM

9 December 1999

The Ariane-5 lifted off perfectly on time at 14:32 UT. Separation of the XMM satellite took place 29:18 minutes into the flight."I'm very proud today - we have given the world a remarkable image just now", said Roger Bonnet at the post-launch press conference.

He went on to say: "I'm very moved by this adventure. It it is an emotional moment for ESA and for the science community that have been working on this for so many years."

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15-Jul-2024 18:29 UT

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