Container arrival at Rochambeau Airport, French Guiana

The ASTRA 1N, designed and manufactured by Astrium in Toulouse, arrived at Rochambeau Airport, French Guiana at 05:00 a.m. on 19 May.




From there it was transported to the European space center in Kourou. Further testing and final procedures will be executed at the center, in preparation for its launch by an Ariane 5 vehicle early July 2011.

Coming up: The ASTRA 1N footprint