Harris Corp. built the primary carbon observation sensor for Japan's Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite-2, launched in October on a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H2A rocket. Credit: JAXA artist's concept
Soyuz launch Metop-C
Soyuz VS07, used to launch Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite in 2014 from the European Spaceport in French Guiana. Credit: Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja.
Thales Meteosat ESA
The impact of an Oct. 11 crewed Soyuz rocket anomaly on Europeanized Soyuz rockets operated by Arianespace is still unclear. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel, shown above in September 2016,  said the Eumetsat contract came to the European launch provider competitively, despite being a from European government customer. Credit: SpaceNews
Alain Ratier Eumetsat
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