September 24, 2021

Photos: Ariane 5 ready to fly


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Check out photos of Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher in the starting blocks at its tropical spaceport awaiting liftoff with two commercial television relay stations.

The launch from French Guiana is set for Thursday at 2010 GMT (4:10 p.m. EDT) carrying satellites into orbit for Eutelsat and Intelsat. It will be the 81st flight of an Ariane 5 rocket dating back to 1996.

Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron
Photo credit: Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG – P. Piron

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