Photos: SS/L Satellite Duo Prepares for liftoff atop Ariane 5 Rocket

Star One D1 and JCSat-15 – both commercial communications satellites manufactured by Space Systems/Loral – are processed for launch at the Guiana Space Center, gearing up for the closing launch of 2016 for Europe’s Ariane 5 workhorse rocket.

All Photos: Arianespace/ESA/CNES/Optique Video du CSG