Arianespace: December 2015 Archives

The pace of deploying Europe's own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today's launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.

Build-up of the initial Ariane 5 to be launched in 2016 has begun at the Spaceport in French Guiana, continuing Arianespace's sustained mission pace and readying an unusual single-payload flight for the heavy-lift workhorse.

Arianespace has successfully launched the LISA Pathfinder technology demonstrator for the European Space Agency (ESA) with Vega light launcher. The company's 11th launch of the year took place on December 3 at 1:04 am local time from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in Kourou French Guiana.