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November 27, 1988 | From Reuters
A Soviet TM-7 spacecraft with two Soviet cosmonauts and one Frenchman aboard lifted off Saturday, watched by French President Francois Mitterrand. The launch was shown live on Soviet television. Mitterrand, who had been meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in Moscow, flew in for the launch, accompanied by his wife, Danielle, and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze.
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March 3, 1991 | United Press International
A French-built Ariane 4 rocket hurled a European weather satellite and a television relay station into orbit Saturday, officials said. The 192-foot, three-stage rocket took off from its launching pad at the European Space Agency's jungle space complex on the northern coast of South America.
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November 29, 1988
A Soyuz TM-7 spacecraft carrying a joint Soviet-French team docked with the Mir orbiting space station, the official Soviet news agency Tass said. The capsule, which will remain docked almost a month, was staffed by Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien. Tass said the three crew members entered Mir after checking air locks and that they and the three cosmonauts already aboard Mir are feeling well.
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July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
An Ariane rocket successfully lifted a double payload of French and German TV satellites into orbit Tuesday night, five months after a similar rocket exploded minutes after takeoff.
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April 3, 1987
France ordered the expulsions of three Soviet Embassy staff members in the wake of the discovery of an alleged Soviet espionage operation mounted against the European Ariane rocket program. The Foreign Ministry said the Soviet ambassador was told that France was demanding the recall of the three employees within eight days. Their names and positions were not released.
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March 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of spying on the Western European space program, space officials said Thursday. The French government made no announcement of the arrests, but officials at both Arianespace, which builds, markets and launches the rocket for the European consortium, and the French National Center for Space Studies confirmed that the French counterespionage service had informed them of the arrests.
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March 3, 1991 | United Press International
A French-built Ariane 4 rocket hurled a European weather satellite and a television relay station into orbit Saturday, officials said. The 192-foot, three-stage rocket took off from its launching pad at the European Space Agency's jungle space complex on the northern coast of South America.
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March 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Six people arrested on espionage charges who allegedly sought information on the propulsion system of Europe's Ariane rocket were probably working for the Soviet Union or one of its allies in the Eastern Bloc, the chairman of the rocket program said Friday.
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July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
An Ariane rocket successfully lifted a double payload of French and German TV satellites into orbit Tuesday night, five months after a similar rocket exploded minutes after takeoff.
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April 2, 1989
A French-built Ariane 2 rocket flawlessly boosted a Nordic television satellite into orbit after a 24-hour delay due to a technical problem. It was the 12th successful launch in a row for the European space program. The 162-foot Ariane was sent aloft from the European Space Agency's jungle launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northern coast of South America. Nineteen minutes later, the rocket's payload, a 2,800-pound television relay station called TELE-X, was deployed.
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November 27, 1988 | From Reuters
A Soviet TM-7 spacecraft with two Soviet cosmonauts and one Frenchman aboard lifted off Saturday, watched by French President Francois Mitterrand. The launch was shown live on Soviet television. Mitterrand, who had been meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in Moscow, flew in for the launch, accompanied by his wife, Danielle, and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze.
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April 3, 1987
France ordered the expulsions of three Soviet Embassy staff members in the wake of the discovery of an alleged Soviet espionage operation mounted against the European Ariane rocket program. The Foreign Ministry said the Soviet ambassador was told that France was demanding the recall of the three employees within eight days. Their names and positions were not released.
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March 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Six people arrested on espionage charges who allegedly sought information on the propulsion system of Europe's Ariane rocket were probably working for the Soviet Union or one of its allies in the Eastern Bloc, the chairman of the rocket program said Friday.
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March 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of spying on the Western European space program, space officials said Thursday. The French government made no announcement of the arrests, but officials at both Arianespace, which builds, markets and launches the rocket for the European consortium, and the French National Center for Space Studies confirmed that the French counterespionage service had informed them of the arrests.
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