Soyuz, with first Galileo satellites, launched

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A Soyuz rocket has lifted off on its maiden flight from Europe's space base in South America, carrying the first two satellites in the Galileo geopositioning system. The launch -- the first by the veteran rocket beyond Russia's historic bases at Plesetsk and Baikonur -- is part of a commercial deal struck in 2003 to extend the range of Arianespace, which markets services from the European Space Agency (ESA) base in Kourou. Duration: 00:46
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