Breathtaking Photos of Ariane 5 Liftoff with four Galileo Satellites

Stunning photos captured by ESA Photographers show Europe’s Ariane 5 workhorse blasting off from the Guiana Space Center on November 17, 2016 on a record-setting mission. Achieving its 75th consecutive success in a streak unbroken since 2003, Ariane 5 has now surpassed the retired Ariane 4 rocket. It was the longest flight ever carried out by Ariane, delivering four Galileo Navigation Satellites to their desired Medium Earth Orbit nearly four hours after liftoff.

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All Photos: ESA / Stephane Corvaja, 2016