French Guiana Strike Affects Ariane 5 Launch

Credit: Ariane 5: Arianespace
CAYENNE, French Guiana—The dual-launch of the Thales Alenia Space-built SGDC and Koreasat-7 satellites on an Ariane 5 has been postponed from its March 21 target due to a strike in French Guiana, where Europe’s Kourou spaceport is located. The Ariane 5 launcher could not be transferred to the launch...
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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