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Arianespace marked another mission accomplished for science as its medium-lift Soyuz successfully launched the European Space Agency's Gaia billion-star surveyor today from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Payload preparations for Arianespace's next Soyuz launch are progressing well at the Spaceport in French Guiana, where the Gaia billion-star surveyor is receiving its sunshield for in-orbit telescope protection as well as power generation.

An Ariane 5 launcher containing Europe's largest telecom satellite Alphasat and India's INSAT-3D was launched from Kourou, French Guiana yesterday afternoon.

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's fourth heavy-lift mission in 2013 is coming together at the Spaceport as initial build-up procedures involving this workhorse vehicle are performed at French Guiana.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 4:27 pm local time in French Guiana, Arianespace successfully carried out the fifth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), orbiting the first four satellites in the O3b constellation for the operator O3b Networks Limited. Video courtesy Arianespace.

The launch campaign for Arianespace's upcoming medium-lift Soyuz mission with four trailblazing Internet connectivity satellites is ready for final preparation following encapsulation of the O3b Networks spacecraft at the Spaceport in French Guiana and the launcher's rollout.

The Board of Directors of Starsem has named Stéphane Israël Chairman and CEO of the company. After his appointment, Stéphane Israël said he was very proud to be succeeding Jean-Yves Le Gall and to be entrusted with this position.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Arianespace S.A. today concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pertaining primarily to implementation of joint proposals relating to commercial space rocket launches.

Arianespace's second Ariane 5 mission of the year, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), successfully launched the ATV4 (Automated Transfer Vehicle) cargo vessel, designated "Albert Einstein", to the International Space Station.

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azerspace/Africasat-1a for the Azerbaijani operator Azercosmos JSC and the Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies.