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  1. Developmental launchers: Ariane 1 to 3

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    December 2, 2014

    The first Ariane launcher thundered off the launch pad on 24 December 1979. For the first time in the history of space, a heavy-lift 3-stage launcher capable of placing satellites of nearly 1 tonne into geostationary orbit was successfully sent aloft.

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  3. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch SGDC and KOREASAT-7 satellites

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    March 20, 2017

    Tuesday 21 March, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: SGDC, built by VISIONA Tecnologia Espacial S.A. for operator Telebras S.A., and KOREASAT-7, built by Thales Alenia Space for operator ktsat, a subsidiary of KT Corp. This will be Ariane 5’s second flight in 2017, its 92nd in all and the fourth launch of the year from the CSG.

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  4. Next Ariane 5 mission set to orbit Sky Muster and ARSAT-2 satellites

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    September 25, 2015

    Wednesday 30 September, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: Sky Muster for Australian operator NBN and ARSAT-2 for Argentinian operator ARSAT. It will be Ariane 5’s fifth launch this year and its 82nd flight in all.

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  5. Ariane 1 to 4

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    December 2, 2014

    Overcoming the pull of Earth’s gravity to loft even the smallest object into orbit calls for a truly ‘exceptional machine’, akin to a train consisting almost exclusively of tanker wagons feeding a fuel-hungry locomotive.

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  6. Another launch success for Ariane 5: ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to ISS

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    July 30, 2014

    Europe’s fifth ISS resupply spacecraft was orbited tonight by an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Centre. The ATV-5 will dock with the statiion on 12 August.

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  7. NEW LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR ARIANE 5- KONNECT (EUTELSAT) AND GSAT-30 (ISRO) IN ORBIT

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    January 17, 2020

    Thursday 16 January, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: EUTELSAT KONNECT, built by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat, and GSAT-30, designed and built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The launch was Ariane 5’s 107th flight, its first mission in 2020 and the first of the year from the CSG. It was also the 251st flight in the Ariane series.

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  8. ELA 4 launch complex takes shape at CSG

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    October 17, 2017

    The new launch pad for the future Ariane 6 is continuing to take shape in Kourou.

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  9. [ARIANE 6] New P120C engine successfully tested

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    July 16, 2018

    The solid-rocket booster for the future Ariane 6 and Vega-C launchers was successfully tested Monday 16 July on CNES’s BEAP solid booster test stand at the Guiana Space Centre.

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  10. ELA 4 is go!

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    October 17, 2017

    Construction of the Ariane 6 launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre will be completed by mid-March next year.

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  11. CNES and ArianeGroup step up cooperation in the launch vehicles sector

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    September 21, 2017

    On 15 September, CNES and ArianeGroup—the lead contractor for the Ariane family of launch vehicles—signed an agreement to step up their cooperation, innovate more closely together and pave the way for the launchers of the future.

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  12. Ariane 4 heritage

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    December 2, 2014

    Space transport - A challenge for Europe

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  15. 78th straight success for Ariane 5

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    May 5, 2017

    Thursday 4 May, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting two new telecommunications satellites: SGDC, built by VISIONA Tecnologia Espacial S.A. for Brazilian operator Telebras S.A., and KOREASAT-7, built by Thales Alenia Space for Korean operator ktsat, a subsidiary of KT Corp. The flight marked the European launcher’s 78th straight success since 2003, the fourth launch of the year from the CSG and Ariane 5’s second in 2017.

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  16. Space cooperation between France and Gabon- CNES strengthens its cooperation with the Gabonese agency for space studies and observations (AGEOS)

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    August 31, 2015

    In the presence of President Ali Bongo Ondimba and at the invitation of Etienne Massard, Chief Executive of AGEOS, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall attended the inauguration of AGEOS’s new centre of expertise in Nkok, Gabon on Saturday 29 August. The CNES President and his Gabonese counterpart also discussed a possible draft cooperation agreement, setting out the two agencies’ desire to cooperate. The various meetings were attended by Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, who was visiting Gabon as guest of honour at the New York Forum Africa.

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  17. Ariane 4- A challenge for spacefaring Europe

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    December 2, 2014

    Meeting market requirements

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  18. Ariane 5 launch on 6 February 2014 with Athena-Fidus on board

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    February 6, 2014

    The first Ariane rocket of the year 2014, orbited 2 telecommunications satellites, on thursday 6 Fabruary, from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre.

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