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Arianespace yesterday successfully placed a South Korean weather satellite and an Indian communications satellite into orbit using its Ariane 5 rocket.
The Indian satellite was initially supposed to launch in the spring, but ISRO pulled it back to India just after its arrival in French Guiana to do more checks on it because of the failure of another satellite using similar components.
The leaders in the 2018 launch race:
10 Europe (Arianespace)
Arianespace had predicted it would do 14 launches this year. As this launch is described as its last 2018 launch, it appears they have fallen short of that prediction.
These standings will be updated later today, assuming SpaceX’s Dragon launch to ISS goes off as scheduled.
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