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ESA hands over keys to Soyuz launch site
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- Title ESA hands over keys to Soyuz launch site
- Released 09/05/2011 10:16 am
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2011
Left to right: Yannick d’Escatha, President of CNES, Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace.
The official ceremony marking ESA’s handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place on 7 May 2011 at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign.