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Tag: French Guiana

Aeolus launch event

ESA’s Aeolus mission, which will use revolutionary laser technology to measure winds around the globe, is set for launch on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch of this latest Earth Explorer satellite. This… Read More ›

Launch of new Galileo navigation quartet

An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system. The Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 13:06 GMT (14:06 CET, 10:06 local time) carrying Galileo satellites 15–18. The first pair was released 3 hours 35 minutes and… Read More ›

Launch of Galileo satellites 15–18

Two flagship European space programmes will combine on 17 November, as Galileo navigation satellites are carried into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket for the first time. Using this customised vehicle allows four Galileos to be launched together. The total number of satellites in orbit will rise from 14 to 18 – the single biggest increase of… Read More ›

Astrium successfully completes 50th consecutive Ariane 5 launch.

    Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, has completed the 50th consecutive successful launch of Ariane 5, extending its existing world record for launchers currently in service.   This flight is the first to feature two new flight computers. Offering four times more memory and 10 times faster computing power, the computers enhance the… Read More ›

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