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Video: Ariane 5 takes off from French Guiana

Video credit: Arianespace

Watch a replay of the liftoff of an Ariane 5 rocket Wednesday from the Guiana Space Center, a spaceport carved from the edge of the Amazon rainforest. The launcher carried four Galileo navigation satellites into orbit.

The 155-foot-tall (47-meter) Ariane ES rocket lifted off from the ELA-3 launch pad at 1125 GMT (7:25 a.m. EDT; 8:25 a.m. French Guiana time), and headed northeast on a mission to place the four Galileo navigation payloads in an orbit more than 14,000 miles (nearly 23,000 kilometers above Earth.

Read our full story for details on the mission.

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