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France launched a military satellite into space

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On Saturday, France succeeded in launching an Ariane 5 rocket carrying a military communications satellite into outer space. The launch took place from the Kourou base in French Guiana, and the move came within the “Syracuse” program to strengthen France in space.

According to the information, the satellite will allow the French armies deployed around the world to communicate with each other quickly and safely. The mission was successfully completed after 38 minutes and 41 seconds of launch, and the satellite entered Earth’s orbit and began operating normally.

“The satellite is designed to withstand military attacks from Earth and space, as well as interference, it is equipped with means of monitoring its immediate surroundings and has the ability to move around to avoid an attack,” said Colonel Stephan Spate, the spokesman for the French Air Force and Space Forces. ”

The value of the “Syracuse” program amounted to about 4 billion euros, as the French army developed multiple generations of satellites.

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