Europe launches new Vega rocket on maiden voyage | Fox News

Feb. 13, 2012: The European Space Agency's first Vega rocket lifts off from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in a flawless launch debut. ESA /Stephane Corvaja

A brand-new rocket soared into space early Monday (Feb. 13) in a launch debut that carried nine small satellites and the hopes of the European Space […]

Arianespace Set To Ride The Power of Three In 2012

by Staff Writers Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jan 09, 2012

The next Soyuz fight from French Guiana is targeted for this summer, carrying two more Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites. It will be preceded by a Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz mission on May 23 that is to orbit Europe's MetOp-B meteorological satellite.

Arianespace is preparing for […]

Eutelsat W3B Declared Total Loss; Plans Under Way To Deorbit Craft

PARIS — The Eutelsat W3B satellite launched Oct. 28 was declared a total loss following discovery of a sizable leak in its fuel reservoir and ground teams, as of late Oct. 29, were preparing a maneuver to send it into the atmosphere to be destroyed, Eutelsat and satellite builder Thales Alenia Space.

Starting Nov. 1, […]