Goodbye to the Ariane 5, the ‘Swiss Knife’ of Europe’s launch industry

Published by NASASpaceflight on 07/05/2023 UTC

The Ariane 5 is set to fly for the very last time on Wednesday, July 5, sending government communication satellites for Germany and France into space. Also known as flight VA261, the rocket will launch from the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana, with a target window between 22:00 UTC to 23:05 UTC. The current T0 is at the start of the window.

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