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Ariane 5, Soyuz October 29, 2013

Arianespace launches VA216 and VS06 scheduled respectively for December 6 and 20

To allow the Gaia program to carry out additional checks on its satellite, Arianespace has switched the order of its two upcoming launches, with full agreement of its customers, moving the Ariane 5 ECA mission for SES and Hispasat ahead of the Soyuz launch for ESA.

Arianespace is now able to announce the planned dates of its next two launches, thanks to the combined efforts of the teams in charge of preparing the Gaia, ASTRA 5B and AMAZONAS 4A satellites, the teams in charge of the Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers and the staff at the Guiana Space Center, CNES in particular, responsible for optimizing launch preparations:

  • VA216 – Ariane 5 ECA – Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A – December 6
  • VS06 – Soyuz – Gaia – December 20
Lancements Arianespace VA216 et VS06 prévus respectivement les 6 et 20 décembre 2013
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Ariane 5, Soyuz October 22, 2013

Gaia: launch postponed

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