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Japanese H-2A rocket delivers for Telesat

November 24, 2015

Flying its most complex mission to date, a Japanese H-2A rocket fired off a launch pad and roared into space from southern Japan on Tuesday, heading for an on-target deployment of the Telstar 12 Vantage communications satellite four-and-a-half hours later.

Live coverage: Japan’s H-2A rocket blasts off on first commercial flight

November 24, 2015

After a brief delay to chase away a boat from offshore waters, Japan’s H-2A rocket launched at 0650 GMT (1:50 a.m. EST) with the Telstar 12 Vantage telecom satellite. The launch from marks the first flight of an H-2A rocket with an upgraded upper stage, and the launcher’s first dedicated commercial mission.

Sporting new upgrades, H-2A rocket readied for flight

November 23, 2015

A Japanese H-2A rocket is set for liftoff Tuesday on its first fully commercial mission, carrying a communications satellite for Telesat of Canada that will bridge the Atlantic Ocean with expanded coverage for television broadcasters and mobile users from Latin America to the Middle East.

China launches first satellite for Laos

November 22, 2015

Built and financed by China, a $258 million Laotian communications satellite project launched Friday aboard a Long March 3B rocket to better connect the mountainous Southeast Asia nation and surrounding regions.

Rewatch the Ariane 5’s spectacular sunset liftoff

November 12, 2015

Watch multi-angle video replays of Tuesday’s blastoff of an Ariane 5 rocket from the jungles of South America carrying two communications satellite for Arabsat and the Indian Space Research Organization.

Arab and Indian satellites fly aboard Ariane 5

November 10, 2015

A European Ariane 5 rocket, burning a cryogenic mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, thundered into the sky over French Guiana at dusk Tuesday with two communications relay satellites to serve the Arab world and India.

Photos: Ariane 5 counting down to liftoff

November 10, 2015

Launch crews rolled out a nearly 180-foot-tall Ariane 5 rocket to its launch pad Monday in a final major step before liftoff with the Arabsat 6B and GSAT 15 communications satellites to broadcast television, broadband and other telecom services across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India.

Live coverage: Ariane 5 soars into space from Kourou

November 10, 2015

An Ariane 5 rocket launched Tuesday with the Arabsat 6B and GSAT 15 communications satellites to broadcast television across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and link India with telecom and navigation services. Liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, occurred at 2134 GMT (4:34 p.m. EST).

Launch managers sign off on final Ariane 5 flight of 2015

November 7, 2015

A launch readiness review Friday cleared an Ariane 5 rocket for liftoff Tuesday with two communications satellites for Arabsat and India, the first three missions from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana scheduled in less than 40 days.

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