Year of the launchers for ESA

27 January 2011

In 2011 three launchers will take off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Ariane 5, Europe’s heavy-lift workhorse, will be complemented by the Soyuz medium-class launcher and the new Vega small launcher.

With Soyuz and Vega due to make their first flight from French Guiana in the second half of 2011, the new European launcher family will offer a full range of services to Europe.

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