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Gaia Satellite lifts off

A satellite that has been launched into orbit around the sun today was partly built in Stevenage.

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Satellite partly built locally is to be launched

Astrium

A satellite being launched into orbit around the sun today was partly built in Stevenage. The Gaia satellite will be mapping a billion stars and all the data will be sent to earth via a computer built at Astrium. The company also made the satellite's propulsion system.

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