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Launch Photos: Ariane 5 Rocket Blasts Off With Alphasat

Alphasat Lifts Off

ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE–Optique Photo Video du CSG, P. Baudon

On July 25, 2013, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Europe’s largest telecom satellite Alphasat.

Alphasat Launch

ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE-Optique Photo Video du CSG

On July 25, 2013, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Europe’s largest telecom satellite Alphasat.

Alphasat Lifts Off Through Clouds

ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE–Optique Photo Video du CSG, L. Boyer

On July 25, 2013, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Europe’s largest telecom satellite Alphasat.

Alphasat Lifts Off Through Clouds #2

ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE–Optique Photo Video du CSG, L. Boyer

On July 25, 2013, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Europe’s largest telecom satellite Alphasat.

Alphasat Streaks Through the Sky

ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE–Optique Photo Video du CSG, L. Boyer

On July 25, 2013, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Europe’s largest telecom satellite Alphasat.

Ariane 5 With Alphasat Ready for Launch

CNES

The Ariane 5 launcher containing Europe's largest telecom satellite Alphasat was rolled out to the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana at 11 am local time on July 24, 2013, arriving 90 minutes later.

Ariane 5 Rocket Before July 25, 2013, Liftoff

ESA-CNES-Arianespace

Arianespace's Ariane 5 is shown in the ELA-3 launch zone prior to its July 25 liftoff from Europe’s Guiana Space Center.

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