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When did the first German satellite go into space?
The first German satellite, AZUR, was launched 40 years ago. On 8 November 1969 at 02:52 Central European Time (CET), which was 7 November at 17:52 Pacific Standard Time (PST), a four-stage American Scout-B rocket took off from the launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – with Germany's first scientific spacecraft on board.
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