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Historic African telecom satellite launched

Africa's first private-sector communications satellite that will provide broadband and wireless services has been launched from South America bearing Nelson Mandela's signature, according to a statement from Arianespace on Saturday.Full story

Rocket Launch Aborted After Main Engine Malfunction

A European rocket aborted its attempted launch of two new communications satellites today (March 30) due to a main engine glitch seven seconds after the engine ignited. Full story

Help Buy a Satellite to Help the Poor Get Online

A non-profit organization called A Human Right is trying to raise $150,000 to buy a communications satellite in order to provide free Internet access to millions of the poor. Full story

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An Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the communication satellite GSAT- 5P explodes mid-air, moments after it took off from Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota
An Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the communication satellite GSAT- 5P explodes mid-air, moments after it took off from Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota

An Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the communication satellite GSAT- 5P explodes mid-air, moments after it took off from Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, 100 km north of Chennai, December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: SCI TECH DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY