Ariane 5 took off

24/10/2021

Breaking news! At 04:10 CEST, Ariane 5 took off from the launch space in Kourou, French Guiana, announcing Arianespace. We mention that the European Space Agency's (ESA) Portulspatial is surrounded by jungle. ESA officials also gave some details regarding the take-off, which was also a very smoky take-off, even if it does not compare to the take-off of the Lucy ship last week.

"For this launch, we increased the volume of the Ariane 5 fairing by attaching a 1.5 m lifting cylinder to accommodate these two very large, stacked satellites. The development and qualification of this adaptation were funded by ESA. Today's launch of 11.2 t to the geostationary transfer orbit is a record performance for Ariane 5 "- Daniel de Chambure, ESA's interim chief for the adaptation of Ariane 5 and future missions.

Also, after the Ariane ship produced various "burns" that it controlled, the shell covering some important things of the Ariane 5 mission broke up with the ship. In this mission, ESA stated that:

- SES-17 took off first;

- Syracuse-4A took off two minutes later, which began to go to its own geostationary transfer orbit.

Both satellites (SES-17 and Syracuse-4A) are part of the Ariane 5 mission, weighing a total of 10,264 kg and have a lifespan of up to 15 years, ie theoretically will be kept in orbit until 2036-2037 approx. . "Ariane 5 demonstrates continuous improvement with each launch. Today's success of the VA255 launch and the success of the VA254 in July last year was key to moving to the launch of the Ariane 5 in December with the James Webb Space Telescope "- Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA's Director of Space Transport.

ESA has now reached a dizzying record of missions, according to them, flight VA255 is the 111th Ariane 5 mission. These Ariane 5 missiles and satellites are used for various orbit missions and can carry up to 10 tons. ESA has also announced that it will want to replace the Ariane 5 missions with a much better version, called the Ariane 6.

We wish succes to ESA and Arianespace in future!

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen

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