2016 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2016 saw a total of 85 known orbital launch attempts operated by eight nations from space ports in

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Photos: Ariane 5’s late Afternoon Blastoff with Satellites for Australia & India

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on October 5, 2016, carrying into orbit high-capacity communications satellites for Australia and India. The rocket’s 74th successful mission in a row ended with a secondary mission dedicated to study the behavior of supercold rocket propellants in Zero-G.

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Video: Ariane 5 lifts off with Communications Satellite Duo

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on October 5, 2016, carrying into orbit high-capacity communications satellites for Australia and India. The rocket’s 74th successful mission in a row ended with a secondary mission dedicated to study the behavior of supercold rocket propellants in Zero-G.

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Ariane 5 launches Satellites for Australia & India, conducts In-Orbit Tests for successor Rocket

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket lifted a pair of communications satellites into orbit for Australia and India on Wednesday in another textbook mission that also accomplished a critical test for the launcher’s successor currently in development for a maiden launch in 2020.

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