Satellite scenes; Ariane 5 launch; ESA ISS extension delayed

Some interesting photos of preparations and launch of the Astra 3B on an Ariane 5: Behind the Scenes of a Satellite Launch – Magazine – Dec.27.10

Today an Ariane 5 carried out the sixth successful launch of 2010 for Arianespace: Ariane Launch Report | 2010 concludes with Ariane rocket’s 199th launch – Spaceflight Now.

However, subsidy issues for Arianespace are causing problems for other ESA issues like the extension of their involvement with the ISS: European Space Agency Unable to Secure Commitment for Space Station Extension – SPACE.com .

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