Ariane 5’s final switchover at Les Mureaux

Emotion was present last month at the ArianeGroup factory in Les Mureaux, during an operation carried out for the last time since 1993. Air & Cosmos was present.

A special moment

On December 5, for the last time in the history of European launchers, a main cryogenic stage (EPC)
d’Ariane 5
has been tilted horizontally at the factory
ArianeGroup
des Mureaux (Yvelines), during an operation called “de-erection”, before being installed in a transport container, loaded to join the
Guyana.

Marc Chevalier, manager

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