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Space Science: Resurrected Cluster Gets the Green Light

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Science  11 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5310, pp. 193-194
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5310.193b

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PARIS-- Ten months ago, European space scientists saw one of their most important projects go up in smoke when Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, carrying a quartet of satellites called Cluster designed to study Earth's magnetosphere, exploded on its first voyage. Last week, they got some good news: A key European Space Agency committee gave final approval for a plan to launch a full complement of replacement satellites in 2000.