Ariane VA209 Liftoff Space Wallpaper

Ariane VA209 Liftoff

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In this cool space wallpaper, on Sept. 28, 2012 an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-2F and GSAT-10, into their planned geostationary transfer orbits. Liftoff of flight VA209, the 65th Ariane 5 mission, came at 21:18 GMT.

Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG


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