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  1. Europe decides to invest in space

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    September 17, 2012

    20-21 November, ministers from the 20 ESA member states met in Naples to chart the agency’s course for the years ahead. France will contribute €2.2 billion in funding for 2013-2017, confirming its driving role alongside Germany.

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  2. Ariane 5 launch on 6 February 2014 with Athena-Fidus on board

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    February 6, 2014

    The first Ariane rocket of the year 2014, orbited 2 telecommunications satellites, on thursday 6 Fabruary, from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre.

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  3. Another launch success for Ariane 5: ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to ISS

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    July 30, 2014

    Europe’s fifth ISS resupply spacecraft was orbited tonight by an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Centre. The ATV-5 will dock with the statiion on 12 August.

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  4. Soyuz readies for business in Kourou

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    May 3, 2010

    The Guiana Space Centre (CSG) has completed construction of a new launch complex, not far from the Ariane 5 facility. Later this year, it will become home to a new recruit from Russia—the Soyuz rocket.

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  5. New European cargo spacecraft set to fly by year-end

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    June 23, 2010

    Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle, the ATV 2 Johannes Kepler, was transported to the Guiana Space Centre on 25 May in readiness for its mission to resupply the ISS later this year.

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  6. Ariane 5 launch with 2 telecommunications satellites on 11/12 September 2014

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    September 12, 2014

    Ariane 5 launcher orbited 2 telecommunications satellites from the European Space Port in French Guiana with a few minutes late: MEASAT-3b and Optus 10 on 11 September 2014 at 19:05 (Kourou), 12 September 2014 at 0:05 (Paris).

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  7. Successful launch for Ariane 5 on 16 October 2014

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    October 16, 2014

    Ariane 5 launcher orbited 2 telecommunications satellites from the European Space Port in French Guiana on 16 October 2014  : ARSAT-1 and Intelsat 30. Liftoff happened with a few minutes late due to meteorological conditions at 18:43 (Kourou) ; 23:43 (Paris). See the replay online.

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  8. Jules Verne embarks on an extraordinary journey

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    February 25, 2008

    Sunday 9 March, on its 37th launch—the first in its ES-ATV configuration—Ariane 5 successfully placed the European Jules Verne ATV into elliptical Earth orbit. In 3 weeks’ time, it will be approaching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS).

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  9. Ariane 5 rockets aloft

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    February 14, 2006

    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 ...

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  10. 63rd consecutive success for Ariane 5

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    October 3, 2014

    Ariane 5 ECA orbited 2 telecommunications satellites, DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16, on 6 December 2014 after a 48 hours launch delay due to bad meteorological conditions in French Guiana. The launcher lifted-off at 17:40 (Kourou), 21:40 (Paris). Watch the launch replay online.

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  11. Next ariane launch live on 24 April 2015

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    October 3, 2014

    Ariane 5 ECA will orbit 2 telecommunications satellites on 24 April 2015 :  THOR 7 and Sicral 2. The launch had been postponed because of an anomaly occurred on a fluid connector between the cryogenic upper stage and the launch table during the preparations. Follow the launch live at 21h23 !

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  12. L’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi en route to ISS

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    August 10, 2011

    The 3rd European ISS resupply spacecraft was successfully orbited Friday 23 March by an Ariane 5 ES launcher from French Guiana.

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  13. Three, two, one, répétition générale du lancement?!

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    May 31, 2013

    Le dernier test de la phase « pre-launch » de l'ATV-4 Albert Einstein a eu lieu tout au long de la journée d’hier. 16 heures de séquence pendant lesquelles les opérateurs de l’ATV-CC se sont entrainés une dernière fois sur la base des données réelles de vol. Tous les partenaires étaient impliqués, particulièrement le centre de contrôle d’Ariane 5, à Kourou, dont la salle Jupiter, cœur des opérations du lanceur, faisait le plein pour un entrainement primordial pour le bon déroulement de la mission.

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