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The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.
An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits.
2014 is a milestone year for Europe as it looks back with pride on 50 years of space cooperation. To mark this important anniversary, the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint, is issuing a set of collectors’ coins in gold and silver to celebrate Europe’s exploits in space.
The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage.
Engineers look on as the Ariane 5 launcher fairing is lowered over ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the largest and most sophisticated space ferry to supply the International Space Station.
After a delayed launch due to strong wind conditions on Saturday May 4, ESA's Vega rocket lifted off early Tuesday (02:06 GMT May 7) on a complex mission to set three payloads into two different orbits.
The European Space Agency is set to launch the first of four missions as it starts an ambitious transition to commercial exploitation. The first launch, scheduled for May 3, will actually be the second launch for Vega, a rocket that has shown increased capabilities and flexibility to meet various demands in the launcher market.
Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe’s largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.
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.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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