Ariane 5 VA213 soars into the French Guiana night carrying the European Space Agency's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein. Liftoff occurred on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 21:52 UTC (5:52 p.m. EDT).
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Original image data dated on or about June 5, 2013