Vega completed its 10th launch since debuting in 2012, bucking the failures and hiccups that often snag new launch vehicles. Credit: Arianespace
Ariane 5 VA238 Arianespace Inmarsat ISRO Hellas Sat
Vulcain 2 engine Ariane 5 Philippe Stroppa / Safran
Ariane 5 Arianespace Kourou
Ariane 5 Arianespace VA237
A Europeanized Soyuz rocket lifts off carrying the SES-15 satellite. Credit: Arianespace video capture
VA236 Ariane 5 Arianespace
encapsulation Alphasat ESA
Ariane 5 on the launch pad. Credit: Arianespace
A 2011 file photo of an Ariane 5 rocket rolling out to the launch pad. Credit: Arianespace
Elzbieta Bienkowska, the European Commission’s lead space commissioner, speaking April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall speaking Tuesday at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell for SpaceNews
Eutelsat-172b, which left Toulouse, France, March 20 on an Antonov AR-124 transport plane for Cayenne, French Guiana, was returned to Airbus' Toulouse factory March 30. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space
roadblock Kourou protest

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