Itâ€™s a bumper year for Arianespace and ILS, but challenging times could lie ahead
Troubled Sea Launch will face two vibrant, securely entrenched competitors, if and when it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Arianespace, which turns 30 this year, conducted seven Ariane 5 launches in 2009â€”a new record. It also nailed 11 orders for the Ariane 5 and a record five for the medium-lift Soyuz, which it will begin lofting from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, this year. The higher launch pace was reflected in Arianespace revenues, which grew ...
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