Record-Setting Ariane 5 Launch Delivers Pair of Landmark Communications Satellites to Orbit

Europe’s Ariane 5 workhorse lit up the night skies over the edge of the Amazon Thursday night, rumbling into orbit on a record-setting mission with a pair of high-powered broadband satellites for the United States and Europe

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Photos: Ariane 5 Rumbles into the Night with Heavy Satellite Duo

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from the ELA-3 launch site at the Guiana Space Center at 23:45 UTC on Thursday, June 1, 2017 establishing a new record for the heaviest payload lifted into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by the workhorse launcher.

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Two Milestone Communications Satellites reach French Guiana Launch Pad atop Ariane 5 Rocket

Europe’s Ariane 5 workhorse reached its launch pad on the edge of the Amazon jungle on Wednesday in preparation for a Thursday night liftoff with a pair of milestone communications satellites from the United States and Europe.

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Bits and Pieces of Falcon 9 Rocket return to Port after failed Drone Ship Landing

Bits and pieces of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returned to port Saturday night aboard the company’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship after last Wednesday’s “Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly” of the first stage upon landing.

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Pair of Communication Satellites orbited by Falcon 9, First Stage Landing ends in Blaze of Fire

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocketed off from its Florida Space Coast Launch Pad on Wednesday, propelling a pair of stacked satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit and conducting another high-speed landing attempt of its first stage.

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Falcon 9 cleared for Dual-Payload Mission, First Stage Landing Attempt

SpaceX cleared their Falcon 9 for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday to deliver a pair of communications satellites to Geostationary Transfer Orbit, marking Falcon’s third GTO mission in a row and the third launch in a period of under six weeks.

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Video: Nighttime Ariane 5 Launch with Eutelsat Satellite

An Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center in the dark of night on Wednesday, racing into the skies over its equatorial launch site to deliver the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit in the launcher’s second single-payload mission of the year.

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Proton thunders off on Overnight Mission, lifting Eutelsat 9B Data Highway Satellite to Orbit

A Russian Proton rocket raced into the night skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Friday, embarking on a long overnight mission to deliver the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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