Thursday 25 July at 16:54 local time in French Guiana (21:54 CET), Ariane 5 accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two satellites, Alphasat and INSAT-3D. Credits: ESA-CNES-Arianespace-Optique Vidéo du CSG. www.cnes.fr
The 4th European resupply cargo spacecraft began its journey to the International Space Station (ISS) this Wednesday 5 June when it was lofted into space by an Ariane 5 ES launcher. The launch occurred as scheduled from the Guiana Space Centre at 18:52 local time (23:52 CET).
The launcher smashed its own world record Thursday 7 February, lofting 10,350 kg into geostationary transfer orbit. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off on schedule at 18:36 Kourou time, 22:36 CET, carrying 2 telecommunications satellites: Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Africasat-1a. Crédits : ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique vidéo du CSG.
On Thursday 2 August, Europe's heavylift launcher orbited the Intelsat 20 and HYLAS 2 telecommunication satellites from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. Credits: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique vidéo du CSG. www.cnes.fr
As scheduled this Wednesday 16 May at 0:13 CET, Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher orbited 2 telecommunications satellites from French Guiana, JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2, completing its 48th consecutive successful flight. Credits : ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique vidéo du CSG.