Ariane 5 liftoff

Ariane 5 liftoff

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30/06/2017 3:06 pm

Copyright

2017 ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE/Optique Vidéo du CSG - OV

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On 28 June 2017, Ariane 5 flight VA238 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Hellas Sat 3–Inmarsat S European Aviation Network and GSAT-17, into their planned orbits.

A new four-panel fairing was also validated on this flight.

Read the article: Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing

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