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Goce Launched Successfully

Bremen / Plesetsk, March 17, 2009: Eurockot Launch Services GmbH successfully launched ESA's environmental satellite GOCE today at 14:21 hrs UTC (15:21 hrs CET) using the ROCKOT launch system from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia. The spacecraft with a fuelled mass of 1052 kg was successfully deployed into the intended near sun synchronous orbit SSO of approximately 280 km altitude. This launch is Eurockot's second mission for the European Space Agency ESA.