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  • Thunder and Rain: Ariane 5 ECA with ABS 2 / Athena-Fidus launches from Kourou

    Jason RhianFebruary 6th, 2014

    Carrying two communications satellites for the French and Italian agencies, an Ariane 5 ECA booster roared off of the launch pad at Kourou, French Guiana at 4:30:07 p.m. EST (2130:07 GMT). The launch was conducted by Arianespace and delivered not one – but two satellites to orbit. It marks the first flight of the year for […]

  • Ariane 5 set to launch ABS-2 and Athena Fidus tomorrow

    Jason RhianFebruary 5th, 2014

    Arianespace is moving forward with plans to launch one of the firm’s Ariane 5 ECA boosters, designated VA217 from Kourou, French Guiana on Thursday, February 6 at 3:30 p.m. EST (2030 GMT). The payload for tomorrow’s launch is duet, with the ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus satellites sharing the ride aloft.