Ariane 5 begins its ascent from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying the Sky Muster™ II and GSAT-18 satellites for deployment in geostationary transfer orbit on today’s mission. // Arianespace
Airbus Safran Launchers and Arianespace have teamed up to promote their Ariane 6 launcher that is debuting in 2020 and its benefits to the general public.
To kick off the campaign, the two are promoting an Instagram contest and the lucky winner will get the opportunity to go to an Ariane 5 launch in 2017 at the European space port in Kourou, French Guiana with flight and accommodations included.
Participants are asked to post an image of what Ariane 6 means to them. This could be anything from better telecommunications to a closer relationship to space to simply the excitement of exploring the unknown.
Entries must include #MyAriane6, #Ariane6GO, and a location hashtag and users have to be 18 years or older and follow @Arianespace and @ASLaunchers.
Other prizes include one-day visits to Les Mureaux or Vernon to meet the teams in the Ariane 6 program, a model Ariane 6 launcher and a collection of Ariane 6 goodies.
More information about the contest can be found here. The contest ends on Sunday, November 6th at midnight.