French Guiana

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

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Galileo: Two complementary satellites to be launched

Two Galileo satellites will be launched on 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST) on 12 October. They will complement two other Galileo satellites which are already in orbit. This follow-up launch marks a major step for Europe's own satellite navigation system.

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:35

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Wed, 10/10/2012

Vega success assures Sentinel launches

Yesterday’s successful maiden flight of ESA’s new Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, opens a new set of launch services – including two of the Sentinel satellites for GMES.

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 15:58

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Wed, 02/15/2012
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