Arianespace One Step Closer To JWST Launch

Ariane 5 lifting off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on July 30.
Credit: Arianespace
Arianespace returned its workhorse Ariane 5 into service on July 30, sending a pair of communication satellites into geostationary orbit following modifications to the rocket’s payload fairing. Another Ariane 5 mission is due to follow in late September, clearing the way for the launch of the James...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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