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  1. #1
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    Ariane Launch Today 4:20 PM EST Live Coverage

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/ariane/va212/status.html

    Launch window is from 4:36 PM to 5:20 PM EST.
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  2. #2
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    Ariane 5 didn't lift off gently from the pad like so many other large rockets in recent memory. It bolted like a sprinter. It almost sprang. I don't think I've ever seen such a large rocket leave the pad so quickly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVUlN3N4Be8
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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