Ariane 5

Ariane 5: First liftoff of 2013

The first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of the year has delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into their planned transfer orbits. Liftoff of flight VA212 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana came at 21:36 GMT (22:36 CET; 18:36 French Guiana) right at the opening of the launch window.


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Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:41




Fri, 02/08/2013

Astrium completes 50th consecutive Ariane 5 launch

Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, completed last Thursday 2nd of August the 50th launch of Ariane 5, continuing a line of launch successes unbroken since 2003. Another record set with this launch is the geostationary transfer orbit payload capacity of nearly 10.2 tonnes; that is 130 kg more tha


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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 15:10

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