Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company. Founded in 1980, it deploys a family of three launchers – Ariane, Soyuz and Vega – to meet the needs of commercial and government customers.
Welcome to French Guiana, BSAT-4b! This broadcast satellite will be orbited on our next Ariane 5 launch with a turnkey contract involving Japan’s B-SAT and the spacecraft manufacturer, @Maxar. Flight #VA253 is scheduled for July 28. https://t.co/i1TJqYODMe
During the past 35 years, we’ve opened the way for Europe’s exploration of the cosmos. #OTD in 1985, #Arianespace launched @ESA’s #Giotto probe – the first-ever European deep space mission, which went on to perform close-up encounters with the Halley and Grigg-Skjellerup comets.
Countdown to the 40th anniversary of Ariane’s first launch !
Today we look back at the 20th Arianespace launch, which deployed TV-SAT 1...
#OTD in 2009, we lofted TerreStar-1 – the largest commercial satellite launched at the time. By orbiting this 6,904-kg. payload on Ariane 5, #Arianespace once again set the standard in launch services for telecom operators and spacecraft manufacturers.