September 25, 2018

Ariane rocket’s 225th flight in pictures


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The 81st flight of Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket delivered two satellites to geostationary orbit Thursday for Eutelsat and Intelsat, and these photos show the launcher taking off with nearly 3 million pounds of thrust.

The launch marked the Ariane 5’s fourth flight of the year, and the 225th mission for Europe’s Ariane rocket family since it debuted in 1979.

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

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