European Vega rocket suffers second failure in three launches
Live coverage: Arianespace probing “anomaly” shortly after Vega launch
Vega rocket poised for launch with satellites for Spain and France
Mercury-bound spacecraft gets an assist from Venus
Ariane 5 succeeds in launch of two high-value communications satellites
A pair of ViaSat and Eutelsat communications satellites — one to broadcast unparalleled high-speed Internet from space, and another to connect the Asia-Pacific — streaked into space Thursday from French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket, setting records for the heaviest and most valuable commercial payload ever put into orbit.