On the 3rd of march, ARIANESPACE perfectly put in orbit SENTINEL 2B satellite for the ESA. It was a two months campaign with a lot of people. More than 300 people used our services during this time.
Those who invited there wives or girlfriends for a diner by the MERCURE restaurant by the Bois Chaudat lake were smart people ! It's not a common thing to celebrate a St valentine diner with a launcher on the top of the cake !
ARIANESPACE successfully put in orbit 2 satellites: SKY BRAZIL-1 & TELKOM 3S using an Ariane 5. Both satellites were made by european builders: AEDS & Thales Alenia Space.
We did a lot with these teams but one event was really appreciated: Carnival Parade and balroom.
Congratulation to ARIANESPACE and Soyuz team for the first successful launch of the year with HISPASAT 36W-1 this 21 st of January.
FLS was glad to welcome HISPASAT again led by Manuel SANSEGUNDO. We have so good memories of the very first HISPASAT launched in sept 92 that was built by Matra Marconi Space.
This one was made by the german company HBO we are used to work with on GALILEO cluster.
We just want to apologize about the fact we cannot welcome ARIANESPACE customers in good condition regarding our office. Since we cannot use the FLS bungalow we were offered 2 shelters from CSG as tempoprary office.
Show must go on!...Our friend and colleague Pierre may watch launches from the sky now, no better place to see the majesty of Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega. I Imagine him also close to satellite when they deploy their solar pannels...We received so many testimonies from all payload teams members, dozen and dozen... Thank you all. Pierre's gone but always be among us. 2016 was a very successful year for ARIANESPACE and their customers, congratulations to all of them. I'd like to thank also the FLS people who did such hard work everyday all year long to the benefit of ARIANESPACE, Customers and people of French Guiana. In their name I like to wish you the best for 2017 to you and your families. FM
On the 20th of December, only 2 weeks after GÖKTÜRK VEGA launch, ARIANESPACE has signed a new successful launch to end 2016 year. It has been a very intense campaign with both satellites JCSAT and STAR ONE built by SS LORAL Mda. We can now make a short but welcome break after a very busy year and wish all our friends the best for 2017.