Ariane 5 rises above ESA’s Kourou tracking station

What a beautiful photo! Ariane 5 V188 with Herschel and Planck on board rises above ESA’s 15m ESTRACK tracking station at Kourou, French Guiana, just after liftoff at 15:12 CEST, 14 May 2009.

Ariane 5 launch in Kourou

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Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.