Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ariane 5 Rocket: 100th Launch

Ariane 5 V243 ascends from the European Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone on its 100th flight, carrying a dual payload of the Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 telecommunications satellites, September 25, 2018.

This was Arianespace’s sixth mission of the year, as well as the 100th mission by the Ariane 5 heavy launcher. In 22 years of operations, Ariane 5 has orbited a total of 207 satellites.

Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace
Image Date: September 25, 2018
Release Date: September 28, 2018


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