On Christmas Eve 1979, the first Ariane launcher propelled Europe into space. Today, 30 years on, the Astrium-built Ariane 5 continues to guarantee Europe’s free, independent and reliable access to space. And over those 30 years, the satellites that Ariane has launched have made our lives easier, more comfortable and more secure.
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