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  1. Next Ariane 5 mission set to orbit EUTELSAT 8 West B and Intelsat 34

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    August 18, 2015

    Thursday 20 August, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: Eutelsat 8 West B for Eutelsat Communications and Intelsat 34 for Intelsat. This will be Ariane 5’s fourth launch this year and its 81st flight in all.

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  3. NEW LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR ARIANE 5- KONNECT (EUTELSAT) AND GSAT-30 (ISRO) IN ORBIT

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    January 17, 2020

    Thursday 16 January, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: EUTELSAT KONNECT, built by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat, and GSAT-30, designed and built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The launch was Ariane 5’s 107th flight, its first mission in 2020 and the first of the year from the CSG. It was also the 251st flight in the Ariane series.

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  4. NEXT ARIANE 5 MISSION- LAUNCH OF KONNECT (EUTELSAT) AND GSAT-30 (ISRO)

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    January 13, 2020

    Thursday 16 January, Ariane 5 will be sent aloft from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to orbit two telecommunications satellites: EUTELSAT KONNECT, built by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat, and GSAT-30, designed and built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The launch will mark Ariane 5’s 107th flight, its first mission in 2020 and the first of the year from the CSG. It will also be the 251st flight in the Ariane series.

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  5. 71st straight success for Ariane 5

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    March 9, 2016

    Wednesday 9 March, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting the Eutelsat 65 West A telecommunications satellite for operator Eutelsat. The flight marked the European launcher’s 71st straight success since 2003 and was watched by Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.

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  6. Next Ariane 5 mission- Launch of T-16 and EUTELSAT 7C satellites- ICARE-NG instrument set to fly on CARMEN-4 mission

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    June 18, 2019

    On the night of Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June, Ariane 5 will be sent aloft from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, carrying the T-16 satellite for AT&T and the EUTELSAT 7C satellite for Eutelsat. The launch will mark Ariane 5’s 104th flight, the 71st with the ECA variant, its second in 2019 and the fifth of the year from the CSG.

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  7. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B satellites

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    May 29, 2017

    Thursday 1 June, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two new telecommunications satellites into orbit: ViaSat-2, built by Boeing for operator ViaSat Inc., and Eutelsat 172B, built by Airbus Defence & Space for operator Eutelsat. For its third flight in 2017, its 93rd in total and the sixth launch of the year from the CSG, Ariane 5 will be setting a new performance record for total payload weight orbited, carrying 10,865 kilograms with a net mass at lift-off of 9,969 kilograms for the two satellites.

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  12. 67th straight success for Ariane 5

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    August 20, 2015

    Thursday 20 August, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Eutelsat 8 West B for Eutelsat Communications and Intelsat 34 for Intelsat. The flight marked the European launcher’s 67th straight success since 2003.

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  14. ArianeWorks selects MyCTO to prototype stage-recovery concept for Themis

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    May 20, 2019

    ArianeWorks, the acceleration platform launched by CNES and ArianeGroup last February, is geared notably towards ramping up development of the THEMIS low-cost reusable first-stage demonstrator, working in partnership with SMEs and start-ups. To this end, it has selected MyCTO, a young rapid-prototyping firm in the Paris region spotted at the Station F campus through FrenchTech and ConnectbyCNES, to build a prototype of one of the stage-recovery concepts under study.

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  15. European Heritage Days 2019- CNES’s Observatoire de l’Espace cultural arm partners with ECPAD on call for audiovisual creation projects

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    April 23, 2019

    Since its inception in 2000, CNES’s Observatoire de l’Espace has founded its actions on the idea that the archive record of the space adventure constitutes a rich source of material for artistic and literary creation. Since 2018, the agency’s cultural arm has focused its attention on research, space infrastructures and territories. Today it is launching in partnership with the ECPAD defence communication and audiovisual production agency a call for audiovisual creation projects using archive and heritage material related to the history of the places that have marked the French space programme from 1947 to the present day. Projects must be sent to the Observatoire de l’Espace du CNES before 27 May. The call for projects can be downloaded from the official websites of the Observatoire de l’Espace, ECPAD or CNAP, the national plastic arts centre.

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  16. Nuit des Idées, Thursday 31 January 2019- CNES’s Observatoire de l’Espace arts and science laboratory invites the public to Terra Incognita, an investigation of places that have marked the history of France’s space programme

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    December 19, 2018

    For the Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) event organized by the Institut Français, CNES’s Observatoire de l’Espace is inviting the public on Thursday 31 January 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the agency’s Head Office in Paris, to a session of investigations on some the enigmatic places that shaped the early years of the space adventure, led by the GRACE space art and culture research group.

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  17. 79th straight success for Ariane 5

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    June 2, 2017

    Thursday 1 June, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting two new telecommunications satellites: ViaSat-2, built by Boeing for operator ViaSat Inc., and Eutelsat 172B, built by Airbus Defence & Space for operator Eutelsat. The flight marked the European launcher’s 79th straight success since 2003, the fifth launch of the year from the CSG and Ariane 5’s third in 2017.

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  18. Paving the way for future launchers- CNES and ArianeGroup launch ArianeWorks acceleration platform

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    February 21, 2019

    Thursday 21 February in Paris, in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and ArianeGroup CEO André-Hubert Roussel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create an acceleration platform dedicated to the preparation of future launchers. To be called ArianeWorks, the new platform will boost innovation for future launcher development by bringing teams together under one roof and connecting them to Europe’s space ecosystem.

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  19. Successful second test firing for the P120C solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C

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    January 29, 2019

    • A second P120C successful test firing of 135 seconds conducted in Kourou, French Guiana • P120C – the largest monolithic carbon-fiber solid rocket motor (SRM) in the world – is loaded with 142 tons of propellant • P120C will equip the boosters of both Ariane 62 and Ariane 64 and the Vega-C first stage

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