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  1. [REPLAY] Ariane 5 VA254 launch on 2021/07/30

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    July 30, 2021

    Ariane 5 orbited 2 telecommunications satellites, Star One D2 et Eutelsat Quantum, from the Guiana Space Centre. Watch the liftoff on this page.

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  2. A space act and a new foundation for a forward-looking space sector

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    January 22, 2009

    On 23 May 2008, the French parliament voted a new act covering space operations.

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  3. [REPLAY] Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-2 satellite

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    December 23, 2020

    Tuesday 29 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), carrying the CSO-2 military observation and security satellite on behalf of CNES and the French defence procurement agency DGA for French Armed Forces High Command (EMA). The launcher thus accomplished its 25th mission from the CSG, its second in 2020 and the seventh flight of the year in all from the base.

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  4. [Replay] Ariane 5 VA251 launch on January 16, 2020

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    January 16, 2020

    Ariane 5 ECA orbited two telecommunications satellites, Eutelsat-Konnect and GSAT-30, from the Guiana Space Centre. Watch the liftoff replay on that page.

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  5. [REPLAY] Ariane 5 VA248 launch on June 20, 2019

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    June 21, 2019

    Thursday June 20, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two telecommunications satellites, T-16 et Eutelsat 7C.

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  6. Ariane 5 VA250 launch on 19/11/26

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    August 2, 2019

    Ariane 5 ECA orbited two telecommunications satellites, TIBA-1 et GX5, from the Guiana Space Centre. The 250th Ariane launch expected on November 22 evening has been postponed due to a power supply anomaly in the ground segment of the launch complex on friday and bad weather conditions on monday. Liftoff finally happened on November 23, 2019 at 18:23 (Kourou time)/22:23 (Paris time) after a few minutes delay due to a new "rouge meteo".

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  7. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS19, Metop-C (IASI)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited the Metop-C satellite and french meteorological instrument IASI, from the Guiana Space Center in the night of 6 to 7 November 2018. Watch again the launch on that page.

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  8. CNESMAG 78- French Guiana: a launch base like no other

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    November 13, 2018

    This CNESMAG is dedicated to the Guiana Space Center with a focus on the history of Europe's spaceport and its 50 years of launch, but also on CNES's commitments in French Guiana.

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  9. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS20 (CSO-1)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited CSO-1 satellite from our French Guiana Space Center on December 19, 2018. Launch initialy scheduled on December 18, 2018 had been postponed by 24 hours due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions. Watch again the replay on that page.

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  10. [Replay] Successful launch for Vega VV10, Venus in orbit

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    August 2, 2017

    The 10th Vega launcher orbited 2 satellites from the Guiana Space Centre on the night of 1/2 August: OptSat 3000 and Venµs. Watch the replay on our website.

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  11. Ariane 5 launch on 25 January 2018

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    January 26, 2018

    Ariane 5 ECA orbited Al Yah 3 and SES-14, 2 telecommunications satellites from The Guiana Space Centre on Thursday January, 25th. Arianespace - Ariane 5's launch operator - announces that the launcher’s liftoff took place on January 25, 2018 at 23:20 (Paris time). A few seconds after ignition of the upper stage, the second tracking station located in Natal, Brazil, did not acquire the launcher telemetry. This lack of telemetry lasted throughout the rest of powered flight. Subsequently, both satellites were confirmed separated, acquired and they are on orbit. SES-14 and Al Yah 3 are communicating with their respective control centers. Both missions are continuing.

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  12. 4 Galileo satellites in orbit

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    September 14, 2012

    The 3rd and 4th satellites of the Galileo global satellite navigation system were launched one week ago from the Guiana Space Centre. They have now joined their predecessors, already in orbit for a year, to complete the in-orbit validation phase of the programme.

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  13. Second Pléiades satellite to launch 1 December

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    September 17, 2012

    1 December, a year after the launch of Pléiades-1A, Pléiades-1B will join its twin satellite in orbit at an altitude of 694 km. The Soyuz launcher is set to lift off from the Guiana Space Centre at 3:02 CET.

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