“Double vision” at the Spaceport in French Guiana: the two @northropgrumman-built passengers for our next #Ariane 5 mission – Galaxy 30 & MEV-2 – are now undergoing their pre-launch checkout for liftoff on July 28. #VA253 https://t.co/I0sde3BXtc
France’s Helios 1A was the 🥇st reconnaissance spacecraft launched by Ariane, deployed into Sun-synchronous orbit #OTD in 1995. At French Guiana, the Spaceport’s facilities are qualified to launch defense and security satellite payloads for NATO members and other countries.
Countdown to the 40th anniversary of Ariane’s first launch !
Today we look back at the 20th Arianespace launch, which deployed TV-SAT 1...
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.