Wrapping up SpaceX’s fourth operational resupply flight to the International Space Station, a Dragon cargo capsule departed the high-flying research complex, dropped out of orbit and descended to a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean with nearly 3,300 pounds of biological specimens and hardware.
An Ariane 5 launcher fired into space Thursday from French Guiana, hauling two commercial satellites destined to broadcast television to Latin America for Intelsat, DirecTV and Argentina’s national telecom company. The photos below show the evening blastoff from the jungle.
Live coverage of the flight of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Intelsat 30 and Arsat 1 satellites. Text updates will appear below automatically; there is no need to reload the page.