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  2. Ariane 6 to take Europe’s launchers to new heights CNES, ESA and ASL confirm development of new launcher

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    November 9, 2016

    The Ariane 6 programme, approved at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting of 2 December 2014, seeks to halve launch costs per kilogram compared to Ariane 5. CNES has responsibility for developing ground support equipment at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) and as such is in charge of building the new ELA4 launch complex for Ariane 6. An amendment to the contract of 12 August 2015 was signed today at ESA headquarters in the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.

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  3. 100th Ariane 5 flight to orbit Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38

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    September 20, 2018

    Tuesday 25 September, Ariane 5 will be sent aloft from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to orbit two telecommunications satellites: Horizons 3e, built by Boeing for Intelsat and its partner SKY Perfect JSAT, and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38, built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for Azercosmos and Intelsat. The launch will mark Ariane 5’s 100th flight, its fourth in 2018 and the sixth of the year from the CSG.

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  4. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a satellites

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    September 1, 2017

    Tuesday 5 September 2017, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two telecommunications satellites into orbit: Intelsat 37e, built by Boeing for Intelsat, and BSAT-4a, built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). It will be the eighth launch of the year from the CSG, and the fifth launch of the year for Ariane 5, thereby bringing its total number of launches to 95.

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  9. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch SES-14 and Al Yah 3 satellites

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    January 22, 2018

    Thursday 25 January, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: SES-14, built by Airbus Defence and Space for SES, and Al Yah 3, built by Orbital ATK for Yahsat (Al Yah Satellite Communications Company). This will be the first launch of the year from the CSG and Ariane 5’s 97th in total.

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  11. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B satellites

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    May 29, 2017

    Thursday 1 June, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: ViaSat-2, built by Boeing for operator ViaSat Inc., and Eutelsat 172B, built by Airbus Defence & Space for operator Eutelsat. For its third flight in 2017, its 93rd in total and the sixth launch of the year from the CSG, Ariane 5 will be setting a new performance record for total payload weight orbited, carrying 10,865 kilograms with a net mass at lift-off of 9,969 kilograms for the two satellites.

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

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    April 28, 2017

    Thursday 4 May, 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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  13. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch SKY Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S satellites

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    February 9, 2017

    Tuesday 14 February, 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 Brasil-1, built by Airbus Defence and Space, for operator AT&T/DIRECTV, and Telkom 3S, built by Thales Alenia Space, for operator Telkom Indonesia. This will be Ariane 5’s first flight in 2017, its 91st in all and the second launch of the year from the CSG.

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  14. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch StarOne D1 and JCSAT-15 satellites

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    December 15, 2016

    Wednesday 21 December, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) into orbit: StarOne D1 for the operator EMBRATEL and JCSAT-15 for the operator JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT). This will be Ariane 5’s seventh launch in 2016, its 90th flight in all and the eleventh launch of the year from the CSG.

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  15. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch Sky MusterTM and GSAT-18 satellites

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    September 30, 2016

    Wednesday 4 October, 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 MusterTM II for Australian operator nbn and GSAT-18 for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). This will be Ariane 5’s fifth flight in 2016, its 88th flight in all, and the eighth launch this year from the CSG.

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  16. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 satellites

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    August 19, 2016

    Wednesday 24 August, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites—Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36—into orbit for the operator Intelsat. This will be Ariane 5’s fourth launch this year and its 87th flight in all.

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  18. Next Ariane 5 mission set to orbit- ARABSAT-6B and GSAT-15 satellites

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    November 9, 2015

    Tuesday 10 November, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: ARABSAT-6B for the operator Arabsat and GSAT-15 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It will be Ariane 5’s sixth launch this year and its 83rd flight in all.

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  19. Next Ariane 5 mission set to orbit EUTELSAT 8 West B and Intelsat 34

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    August 18, 2015

    Thursday 20 August, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: Eutelsat 8 West B for Eutelsat Communications and Intelsat 34 for Intelsat. This will be Ariane 5’s fourth launch this year and its 81st flight in all.

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