Arianespace opens busy 2019 manifest with dual-satellite Ariane 5 launch
Live coverage: Ariane 5 launches satellites for Saudi Arabia and India
An Ariane 5 rocket launched Tuesday at 2101 GMT (4:01 p.m. EST) from French Guiana with a communications satellite to provide broadband and television services for the government of Saudi Arabia and commercial clients across Europe and the Middle East, and an Indian payload to help bridge the digital divide in South Asia.
Arianespace preps for first of up to 13 launches in French Guiana this year
Imagery from Wednesday’s Ariane 5 launch in French Guiana
Ariane 5 rocket tallies 80th straight success with on-target satellite launch
Two geostationary communications satellites rode an Ariane 5 rocket into orbit Wednesday from a launch pad in French Guiana, embarking on missions to broadcast television across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, link European air travelers with Wi-Fi, and relay video and data signals across India.
Launch timeline for Ariane 5’s flight with Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT 17
Live coverage: Ariane 5 blasts off with two satellites
A European Ariane 5 rocket lifted off Wednesday with the Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN satellite designed for television broadcasting and airborne connectivity in Europe, and India’s multipurpose GSAT 17 communications satellite. Launch from Kourou, French Guiana, occurred at 2115 GMT (5:15 p.m. EDT).