Space: First mission of the year for Ariane 5, two satellites placed in orbit

Space: First mission of the year for Ariane 5, two satellites placed in orbit

PARIS (Reuters) – The European rocket Ariane 5 took off overnight from Wednesday to Thursday from the Kourou space center in French Guiana for its first mission of the year, with two telecommunications satellites on board, Arianespace announced. and ArianeGroup in a joint press release.

The two satellites, the MEASAT-3d from the Malaysian operator MEASAT, and the GSAT-24, manufactured by the Indian space agency, have been successfully placed in orbit, it added.

“This new success after the successful launch of the James Webb space telescope continues to make Ariane 5 part of history,” said André-Hubert Roussel, Executive Chairman of ArianeGroup.

This mission is one of the last of the Ariane 5 rocket, before Ariane 6 succeeded it.

(Written by Camille Raynaud)

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