SpaceX wins contract to launch Egyptian communications satellite
Launch of 250th Ariane rocket marks new era for Inmarsat broadband fleet
Live coverage: Ariane 5 rocket launches with satellites for Egypt and Inmarsat
After a four-day delay due to a ground power supply anomaly and unfavorable weather, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off at 4:23 p.m. EST (2123 GMT) Tuesday to send into orbit a hush-hush communications satellite for the Egyptian military and a spacecraft to expand the capacity of Inmarsat’s mobile Internet service.
Egyptian satellite, ESA science probe share plane ride to launch base
Egyptian observation satellite launched by Russian rocket
A Soyuz rocket, with the help of a Fregat upper stage, delivered an Egyptian Earth observation satellite into a polar orbit at an altitude of more than 400 miles Thursday, overcoming an apparent technical problem after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to Russian news reports.