Ariane 5 rocket hoists record commercial payload into orbit
Photos: Ariane 5 on the launch pad for heavy-lift mission
Mission events timeline for Ariane 5’s third flight of the year
Live coverage: Ariane 5 lifts off with two U.S.-built satellites
Two communications satellites built in California launched Saturday aboard the third Ariane 5 flight of the year after unacceptable upper level winds kept the rocket grounded Friday. The European rocket lifted off from French Guiana at 2138 GMT (5:38 p.m. EDT) with payloads for DISH Network and BRI, a major Indonesian bank.