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A European Ariane 5 rocket, operating in a rarely used configuration and debuting a new satellite-dispenser system, on Nov. 17 successfully placed four European Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites into medium-Earth orbit.

It was the 75th consecutive success for Ariane 5, breaking the tie with its predecessor, the Ariane 4.

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