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Rocket: Ariane 5G
Payload: Syracuse 3A & Galaxy 15
Date: October 13, 2005
Window: 2232-2356 GMT (6:32-7:56 p.m. EDT)
Site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Broadcast: SBS-6, Transponder 13, Ku-Band

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Life on the station
NASA astronauts Bill McArthur and John Phillips chat with Associated Press space reporter Marcia Dunn about life aboard the International Space Station in this live space-to-Earth interview from the Destiny laboratory module on October 5.

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West Coast Delta 4
In preparation for the West Coast launch of Boeing's next-generation Delta 4 rocket, the two-stage vehicle is rolled out of its horizontal hangar and driven to the Space Launch Complex-6 pad for erection. The nose cone for the NRO payload is then brought to the pad.

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West Coast shuttle
Boeing's Delta 4 rocket pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base was renovated in recent years, transforming Space Launch Complex-6 from the West Coast space shuttle launch site into a facility for the next-generation unmanned booster. This collection of footage shows the 1985 launch pad test using NASA's orbiter Enterprise.

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Follow the launch of Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket carrying the French Syracuse 3A military communications satellite and the U.S. Galaxy 15 cable television spacecraft. Reload this page for the latest on the mission.