back to article Australian broadband sat launch also tested next Ariane rocket

The European Space Agency (ESA) used the launch of new satellites for India and Australia to test technologies it plans to use in the successor to the Ariane 5 rocket. Flight VA231 went aloft on Thursday, taking with it the Sky Muster II satellite that will help Australia's national broadband network (NBN) to reach remote …

  1. phuzz Silver badge

    My thought process:

    Cool, rocket launch!

    Hmm, must be no sound on this video, oh well, looks good.

    Twenty seconds after ignition "MY EARS!"

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