Photos: Ariane 5 Assembly for Fifth Launch of 2017

An Ariane 5 ECA Rocket is assembled at the Guiana Space Center to receive a payload of two broadcasting and telecommunications satellites for liftoff in September 2017 on the vehicle’s fifth mission of the year. Riding on Ariane 5 mission VA239 is Intelsat 37e as the fifth satellite in Intelsat’s Epic program to deliver high-throughput services on a global scale, and BSat-4 for Japanese satellite operator B-SAT to deliver 4K and 8K Ultra-HD television services.

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