Arianespace launches new app

December 14, 2012 09.33 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Arianespace has launched a new mobile application for tablet and smartphone users around the globe, who can now follow the company’s launch activities through the swipe of a finger.

This application, called Arianespace HD, provides a wide range of features for its users, highlighted by the ability to follow live coverage of the company’s commercial missions, which are performed using a family of launch vehicles: the heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium Soyuz and lightweight Vega.

Additional features include extensive photo and video galleries, integrated news coverage of company activities, a countdown to the next liftoff and information on Arianespace, its launch vehicle family and the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Arianespace HD is available at no cost to users of Apple iPhones and iPads, accessible through the iTunes online store. As a bonus, the application allows for customization of mobile devices with special wallpaper backgrounds and ringtones – including a countdown to liftoff.