Ariane 5 successfully launches two communications satellites


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Capitalism in space: Arianespace today successfully launched two commercial satellites, using its Ariane 5 rocket.

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  • mkent

    It’s good to see Inmarsat get their EuropaSat / HellasSat payload into orbit. This one’s been sitting on the ground a while waiting for Falcon Heavy. Likewise the ViaSat-2 payload that Ariane lofted last month — another Falcon Heavy refugee.

    ViaSat-2 was really important, as it’s probably the most powerful comsat ever built.

    PS: Six challenges? This is getting ridiculous.

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