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Alphasat's Laser Terminal on Target

Alphasat's laser communications terminal correctly identified its target at ESA's ground station on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands for the first time on 4 November, proving that it can be pointed precisely enough to hit a point more than 36 000 km away.

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's fourth heavy-lift mission in 2013 is coming together at the Spaceport as initial build-up procedures involving this workhorse vehicle are performed at French Guiana.

Alphasat Round Table at Le Bourget

The representatives of the Alphasat/Alphabus public--private partnership met on 18 June, 2013, to celebrate the project. Each partner spoke about their contribution to the project during a press conference in the ESA Pavilon.

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