February 14, 2006

Ariane 5 rockets aloft

Saturday 27 May, Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the Guiana Space Centre with a record-breaking 8.2-tonne payload of 2 telecommunications satellites. See the final days leading up to launch here in pictures, from the launch rehearsal to lift-off ...
1st June 2006

Ariane 5 ECA orbited Satmex 6 for Mexican operator Satélites Mexicanos and Thaicom 5 for Thai operator Shin Satellite PLC. This was the 27th launch and the 13th straight success for Ariane 5.

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