Ariane tests new system

A new visual telemetry system part-developed in the UK by Matra Marconi Space forms part of the payload for today’s mission for the second Ariane 5 launcher. As with most of the equipment on flight 502, the VTS is part of an attempt to monitor performance of the rocket and a dummy satellite, following the […]

A new visual telemetry system part-developed in the UK by Matra Marconi Space forms part of the payload for today’s mission for the second Ariane 5 launcher.

As with most of the equipment on flight 502, the VTS is part of an attempt to monitor performance of the rocket and a dummy satellite, following the failure of the first 5-series flight in June.