Learn about the Ariane 5 mission of the European Space Agency.
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Learn About the Ariane 5 Mission Ariane 5 is carrying the largest commercial telecommunication’s payload ever orbited. The mission is crucial to the feature of Europe’s space program. The 1990’s was a boom time for launching telecommunications satellites. The market now suffers from over capacity. And Ariane space, the commercial operator for European space agency, felt the squeeze. To turn its fortune to round, it’s important to increase the payload capacity and reduced costs. The cryogenic upper stage was designed to enable Ariane 5 to launch two satellites with the combined weight of 10 tons. On it’s doomed patent double watch in 2002, Ariane 5 was counted as two vision satellites at the French government’s research satellite. But all was lost three minutes after lift off, after an in-flight explosion. Once they stabilize the configuration of Ariane 5 with the new ECA version, they will have to agree on what it costs to make it work. The system will be tried using dummy payload satellites of scientific institutes or student initiatives that can not afford a commercial launch. Ariane 5 though, is not just for the market. It is an essential tool for Europe to maintain its independent access to space. Ariane 5 is used to carry, freight to the international space station with the automated transfer vehicle. And in 2011, the successor to the Hubble space telescope will be launched from France on Ariane 5.
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