75 days away from Mars and Mars Express' engine firing and orbital injection
A flawless launch and highly accurate orbital injection
of Astra 2B and GE-7 once again demonstrated the quality of launch services offered by Arianespace.
AMSAT Phase 3-D will be one of the first secondary payloads boosted by Ariane 5, which will use a special adapter for orbital injection
To meet the customer's requirements, geostationary transfer orbital injection
on this flight was optimized by exploiting Adana 4's third stage performance reserve.
This program also integrates the diverse launch needs of different types of missions: low and medium Earth orbit, direct orbital injection
, planetary probes, constellations, etc.
The Ariane system offers an exceptional array of advantages, recognized by customers worldwide: flexibility and availability, based on high launch rates, different versions of the Ariane 4 launcher and service entry of Ariane 5 in 1998; and unmatched orbital injection
accuracy, thanks to the equatorial launch site in French Guiana.
Following the successful orbital injection
of PanAmSat 4, Arianespace Chairman and CEO Charles Bigot stated, "With the successful launch this evening, Arianespace has helped consolidate the first global private satellite telecommunications system.