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Ariane rocket launches DirecTV satellite

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    KOUROU, French Guiana, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Western Europe's 146th Ariane rocket placed into orbit a satellite for the U.S.-based operator DirecTV Inc. after launch from French Guiana late on Monday.
    The Ariane-4 rocket blasted off at 9:36 p.m. (0036 GMT Tuesday) from the European Space Agency launch centre in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America.

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