The first successful mission of the year for Ariane 5. The European rocket took off from its launch pad in Kourou, Guyana, on the night of Saturday, July 31, with two telecommunications satellites on board, which it carried. placed in geostationary orbit (GEO, 36,000 km from Earth).
“This is an emblematic mission for Ariane 5. It is part of its core business, with a double launch of two telecom satellites, on behalf of two loyal customers: the French Eutelsat and the Brazilian Embratel, of which we have all satellites have been in orbit since 1985, ”
Stéphane Israël, executive chairman of Arianespace, which markets launch services for Ariane 5, Soyuz and the small Italian rocket Vega
The Ariane rocket accelerates towards reusable
This mission is also emblematic by its international profile.
The Brazilian Embratel has indeed entrusted the construction of its Star One D2 satellite to the American Maxar.
And the second satellite, Quantum, which will be commissioned at the last
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