Better than Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

  Confab 12:33 08 Nov 2007

If you’re not planning on doing much tomorrow (Friday) then the launch of Arianne 5 is being broadcast live from French Guiana on the internet. The launch window is Between 10:04 p.m. and 10:59 p.m. on November 9.

Two satellites are being placed into orbit. The Star One C1 commercial communications satellite for Brazilian operator Star One and much more importantly from our point of view the Skynet 5B military communications satellite for our very own M.O.D.

The broadcast usually starts about twenty minutes before lift off (so at about 9.40pm) and the commentary is usually full of interesting facts about the launch and the launch process (also the female commentator has the most wonderful French accent).

So if you’re not doing much tomorrow then click on the link below and then click on "The Webcast" near the top of the screen

click here


  Confab 12:36 08 Nov 2007

Sorry posted in wrong Forum will post in Speakers Corner

  howard64 12:41 08 Nov 2007

great Confab - just watched the video of the last lift off.

  six-h 20:57 08 Nov 2007

Pleased that you posted in the wrong forum!Otherwise I might not have seen it, Thanks.

  beeuuem 21:49 08 Nov 2007

Watching paint dry is more entertaining than Jonathan Ross.
Watching a space launch is much better - or is like watching F1 - waiting for a crash?

  six-h 22:23 09 Nov 2007

Looks like it's JR after all:-(

  birdface 09:56 10 Nov 2007

Have to agree with beeuuem anything is better than watching Jonathan Ross.Thank goodness for the remote.A great invention.

  six-h 01:33 11 Nov 2007

Decided to play with my new toy - PhotoStory3 instead, much more satisfying!!

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