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Image: First contact with Ariane 5

Ariane 5 flight VA229 lifted off yesterday morning at 05:20 GMT (02:20 local time, 06:20 CET) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, to deliver a telecom satellite into geostationary orbit.

dateMar 11, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Ariane 5's first launch of 2016

An Ariane 5 last night delivered telecom satellite Intelsat-29e into its planned orbit. Liftoff of Ariane flight VA228 occurred on 27 January at 23:20 GMT (20:20 local time, 00:20 CET on 28 January) from Europe's Spaceport ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Lisa Pathfinder ready for launch

Final preparations are under way at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for the launch of LISA Pathfinder, ESA's technology demonstrator that will pave the way for detecting gravitational waves from space. Liftoff ...

dateDec 01, 2015 in Space Exploration
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