Podcast: Arianespace CEO talks James Webb launch

Robyn Tongol

Host Bella Richards meets Stéphane Israël, the CEO of Arianespace, which launched the iconic James Webb Telescope into space.

Podcast: Arianespace CEO talks James Webb launch
The duo discuss the most anticipated launch of the decade that occured on Christmas Day in 2021, and what it looked like for the Arianespace team, along with the trials and errors the company encountered over the years before blast off.

The two also chat about the recent Ukraine-Russia crisis and how it has pulled the plug on one of Arianespace's most important partnerships with Roscosmos. Israël described the challenges the war has put on the company's operations, and how it is navigating the next steps.

Finally, Bella and Stéphane talk about Arianespace's upcoming launches for Australia's Optus 11 satellite, and how the company is slated to support the nation's space ambitions over the coming years. 

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