With Ariane

Relive the latest Ariane 5 launch! 01-31-2020 |  7 minutes


Watch again as Ariane 5 blasts off on her first flight of 2020.


On 16 January, the 251st flight of an Ariane rocket took place. The mission, to loft the two communications satellites, was textbook perfect – a great start to the year and the new decade.

If you missed it, or if you want simply to relive the emotion of the moment, you’ve got the chance to watch (again) our program “The Final Countdown” which accompanied the launch minute by minute, full of interesting information, surprising facts, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the reality of the space industry.

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    Julia hosts, in conversation with studio guests, including British space journalist and author Sarah Cruddas, French contemporary architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and Indian singer-songwriter Sona Mohapatra.

    ArianeGroup experts are on-hand to interpret the technicalities of rocket science, and reporting from the in French Guiana launch site is science communicator Athena Brensberger.