Vega Rocket completes Multi-Orbit Delivery with Google Satellites, Peruvian Earth Observer

Europe’s Vega rocket thundered into the night skies over the Guiana Space Center on Thursday to lift into orbit a high-resolution imaging satellite for operation by the government of Peru plus a group of four Earth observation satellites for Google company Terra Bella.

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Europe’s Vega Rocket cleared for Launch with Earth Imaging Satellites for Peru & Google

Europe’s Vega rocket has been cleared for a nighttime liftoff from the Guiana Space Center Thursday night, lifting into orbit the first high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for Peru plus four small-sized Earth observation satellite operated by Google subsidiary Terra Bella.

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Photos: Nighttime Ariane 5 Liftoff with Intelsat Satellite Pair

Europe’s Ariane 5 thunders off from the Guiana Space Center in a post-sunset liftoff on Wednesday, successfully lifting a pair of satellites into orbit for telecommunications provider Intelsat, marking the first time two Intelsat birds were lifted by the same booster.

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Intelsat Pair lifted into Orbit in Record-Setting Ariane 5 Launch

Lighting up the night at the edge of the Amazon, Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket boosted a heavy pair of Intelsat communications satellites into orbit on Wednesday and in the process pushed its record for the heaviest payload delivered to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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Ariane 5 rolls out for first Dual-Payload Launch for Telecom Giant Intelsat

Europe’s workhorse rocket, the trusted Ariane 5, rolled to its launch pad at the Guiana Space Center on Tuesday in preparation for a rare dedicated launch on Wednesday, lifting two satellites operated by the same company into orbit.

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Ariane 5 streaks into Orbit with heavy Communications Satellite Pair

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket jumped off its French Guiana Launch Pad on Saturday, under the loud-thunder of its cryogenic main engine and twin solid rocket boosters to lift a pair of U.S.-made communications satellites into orbit to deliver TV and banking services to America and Indonesia.

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Video: Ariane 5 launches heaviest GTO Payload to Date

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket jumped off its French Guiana Launch Pad on Saturday, under the loud-thunder of its cryogenic main engine and twin solid rocket boosters to lift a pair of U.S.-made communications satellites into orbit to deliver TV and banking services to America and Indonesia.

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Intense Upper Level Winds cause Ariane 5 Launch Scrub – New Attempt Saturday

Arianespace had to scrub Friday’s planned Ariane 5 launch with pair of heavy communications satellites due to unfavorable Upper Level Winds. Pending progression of winds aloft, Ariane 5 will try again on Saturday during a 70-minute window opening at 20:30 UTC.

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24-Hour Delay for Ariane 5 Launch with EchoStar 18 & BRIsat

The launch of Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket with the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat communications satellites is being delayed to Friday due to an anomaly with an umbilical connection of the 55-meter tall launch vehicle. Friday’s launch window opens at 20:30 UTC and extends until 21:40 UTC.

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Pre-Dawn Soyuz Launch successfully places Galileo Satellite Pair into Orbit

A Soyuz rocket raced into the early morning skies over French Guiana on Tuesday carrying a pair of Galileo satellites into orbit in the continuing deployment of Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System that is set to begin initial services by the end of the year.

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Video: Nighttime Ariane 5 Launch with Eutelsat Satellite

An Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center in the dark of night on Wednesday, racing into the skies over its equatorial launch site to deliver the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit in the launcher’s second single-payload mission of the year.

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Intelsat 29e healthy in Orbit, ready to begin Apogee-Maneuvers

The Intelsat 29e satellite launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket on Wednesday received a smooth ride into Geostationary Transfer Orbit and finished its initial checkouts, now ready to begin the climb to Geostationary Orbit for a 15-year mission delivering high-capacity communications services to the Americas and the Trans-Atlantic flight route.

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Photos: Ariane 5 rumbles away from Jungle Launch Pad

Europe’s workhorse rocket conducted a rare single-payload launch on Wednesday, lifting the Intelsat 29e communications satellite to an optimized Geostationary Transfer Orbit to begin an “Epic” mission as part of Intelsat’s new and improved communications architecture.

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Photos: All Orbital Launches of 2015

The year 2015 saw 87 orbital launch attempts from spaceports across the globe – 84 missions reached orbit in a year that saw 82 successful orbital launches. Here are photos of all of 2015’s space launches.

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2015 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2015 saw a total of 87 known orbital launch attempts operated by seven nations from space ports in eight countries.

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Next Pair of Galileo Navigation Satellites enters Orbit after successful Soyuz Launch

A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday, lifting a pair of European Galileo Navigation Satellites into a Medium Earth Orbit 23,200 Kilometers high in a mission lasting close to four hours.

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Soyuz Rocket blasts off from French Guiana with two Galileo Satellites, Initial Parking Orbit reached

Russia’s Soyuz workhorse launch vehicle blasted off from its tropical launch site in French Guiana on Thursday at 11:51 UTC, embarking on a mission to deliver the 11th and 12th satellite in the Galileo satellite navigation system to orbit.

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