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LE
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France successfully launches the first of itsnew generation hardened military communications satellites:
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It appears that France has been very successful in developing an independent space capability. French technology in a French satellite, launched by a French rocket system from a French space facility on French territory.
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
France successfully launches the first of itsnew generation hardened military communications satellites:
Arianespace-VA255-launch-1024x726.jpg




It appears that France has been very successful in developing an independent space capability. French technology in a French satellite, launched by a French rocket system from a French space facility on French territory.
Not even an honourable mention for Werner von Braun ?
 

Johned

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France successfully launches the first of itsnew generation hardened military communications satellites:
Arianespace-VA255-launch-1024x726.jpg




It appears that France has been very successful in developing an independent space capability. French technology in a French satellite, launched by a French rocket system from a French space facility on French territory.
Did they not use Blue Streak developed by De Havillands as the first stage in their, was it, "Ariane" programme?
 
Did they not use Blue Streak developed by De Havillands as the first stage in their, was it, "Ariane" programme?
It seems unlikely. Ariane 1 used Viking motors, while Blue Streak used Rolls Royce RZ.2 motors.

ETA: A bit of googling threw up that it was indeed used as the first stage of a launcher called Europa, developed as part of a collaborative programme between the UK and several European countries - ELDO.
 
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Moving ahead with NATO air defence in Poland:

And:
 
More about Polish defence plans:




As regards the last report, the following sentence is highly significant:
Troop numbers would more than double from the current number of 110,000 to 250,000 soldiers, along with 50,000 reserve troops.
 

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