Paris, France (SPX) Mar 23, 2010
The Board of Directors of Arianespace met on Monday, 22 March 2010 in Evry, near Paris. It congratulated the company on its technical performance and record order book, and decided to give it the resources needed for development by bolstering its financial structure.
This launch rate will continue in 2010. During the year, the Ariane 5 launcher will be joined by Vega and Soyuz, which will be launched from the Guiana Space Center for the first time, during the second half of the year.
Record order book
Arianespace's order book now stands at 4.3 B euros , an all-time record, and includes 33 satellites to be launched into geostationary orbit, six Ariane 5 launches for the ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle, which brings supplies to the International Space Station), and 17 Soyuz launches.
Strengthened financial structure
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