Friday, July 1, 2011

An impressive display!

If you have not seen an Ariane 5 launch you are missing an impressive display of heavy lift rocketry!

Subject: Ariane 5
Credit: Philippe Semanaz
Today is your chance to see one via a LIVE feed from the Ariane Spaceport in in French Guiana.

I find the launch coverage by Arianespace to be some of the best in the business.

Here is a video of an Ariane % launch:

Links and Notes from the Launch Notice box:

Date: July 1, 2011
Window: 5:43PM - 7:06PM EDT
Vehicle: Ariane 5
Flight ID: VA203
Launch Site: ELA-3

Payload 1: ASTRA 1N
Purpose: TV Broadcasting
Customer: SES ASTRA
Platfrom: Eurostar E3000 (2 links)

Payload 2: BSAT3c/JCSAT110R
Purpose: TV & Telecommunications
Customer A: B-SAT Corp
Platform: LM A2100A (Link 1) (Link 2)

Live Coverage: Ariane Webcast



Other Links:

Thanks for reading...and watching!

- Aaron