Photo Story: Lost in Space

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A handout illustration made available by European Space Agency ESA shows a Vega rocket carrying Earth Explorer Aeolus from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 22 August 2018 (reissued 11 July 2019).

A European Vega rocket has been lost shortly after blast off, the commercial space company Arianespace announced. The rocket had been carrying a military satellite for the United Arab Emirates when it took off from the European spaceport in French Guiana on 10 July 2019.


Photo: EPA-EFE/J. Huart

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