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Europe Set to Try Again With Ariane 5

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Science  10 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5336, pp. 215
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5336.215a

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Space scientists and engineers across Europe are waiting anxiously as final preparations are made for a second attempt at lofting Europe's new heavy-lift launcher, Ariane 5. The flight, now scheduled for 28 October at the earliest, will be the acid test of fixes made to Ariane 5's software after it veered off course and self-destructed on its inaugural flight last year.