Stepping up Vega launcher production20 November 2013
Stepping up Vega launcher production20 November 2013 Such is the success of Europe’s Vega small launcher that an order was signed today in Rome for the production of ten more vehicles. These will be launched over three years from the end of 2015.
Shaker testing seeks to extend Vega performance20 November 2013
Shaker testing seeks to extend Vega performance20 November 2013 Vega’s top stage has been subjected to the forces of launch on a shaker table at ESA’s main technical centre. This testing is intended to boost the carrying capacity of Europe’s newest launcher for future flights.
Ariane 6 moves to next stage of development11 November 2013
Ariane 6 moves to next stage of development11 November 2013 The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage.
Ariane 5's fourth launch of 201329 August 2013
Ariane 5's fourth launch of 201329 August 2013 This evening, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two communications satellites, Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7, into their planned geostationary transfer orbits.
Flawless launch of Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecom satellite 25 July 2013 Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite, was launched into its planned orbit today from Kourou, French Guiana.
Final inspection and fairing integration22 July 2013
Final inspection and fairing integration22 July 2013 Last week the Ariane 5 fairing containing Alphasat was lowered on top of the launcher.