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Galileo satellites meet
2014-08-18 14:54:29

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.

launch of Ariane 5 flight VA216
2014-03-25 05:49:47

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.

2014-02-07 00:20:25

KOUROU, French Guiana, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABS announces that the ABS-2 satellite was successfully launched into space at 18:30 Kourou (9:30pm UTC).

Arianespace To Launch Four Internet Communications Satellites From French Guiana
2013-06-24 07:53:25

Four satellites that are to be lifted in space aboard a Soyuz medium-lift ST-B rocket received final clearance for a Monday launch from the Kourou launch facility in French Guiana.

ESA Vega Rocket Launch Successful, Three Payloads Deployed In Orbit
2013-05-07 08:19:42

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.

ESA Postpones Vega Rocket Launch Because Of Strong Winds
2013-05-06 10:15:36

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.

First Lift Off In 2013 For Ariane 5
2013-02-08 08:05:46

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.

Weather Monitoring Satellite Meteosat Launches
2012-07-08 05:52:47

The latest in a series of European Space Agency (ESA) geostationary meteorological satellites was successfully launched into space late last week, the organization has announced.


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