Arianespace opens busy year with successful Ariane 5 launch
Photos: Ariane 5 rocket rolled out for first launch of 2020
Live coverage: Ariane 5 launches telecom satellites for Eutelsat, ISRO
Arianespace’s first launch of 2020 lifted off at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT; 6:05 p.m. French Guiana time) Thursday from the Guiana Space Center on the northeastern shore of South America. An Ariane 5 rocket launched the Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT 30 communications satellite for Eutelsat and the Indian Space Research Organization.