Ariane 5 Sets New Payload, Reliability Records

Credit: Ariane 5: Arianespace
LYON, France—An Ariane 5 ECA launched two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit from Europe’s Kourou, French Guiana spaceport on Dec. 21, allowing Arianespace to tout the launcher’s reliability at a time when its competitors are struggling with failures or still in a development phase. The...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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