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NASA science instrument ready to study critical space weather boundary zone
Live coverage: Ariane 5 lifts off from French Guiana
A European Ariane 5 rocket delivered two commercial communications satellites to orbit Thursday after Arianespace’s ground team lost telemetry from the launcher during its climb into orbit, raising concerns that the mission might have failed. The SES 14 and Al Yah 3 satellites are confirmed in orbit and healthy, but the parameters of their orbits are unknown. Both were heading toward 22,000-mile-high geostationary perches over the equator.
Build-up of Ariane 5 rocket complete for launch Thursday
Scientists say thinning atmosphere drove the drying and cooling of Mars
ULA says it will launch some CubeSats for free
United Launch Alliance chief executive Tory Bruno said Thursday the company will offer more rides for CubeSats aboard future Atlas 5 rocket flights, and give some away for free, in a bid to tap into a growing market of small satellites with applications in education, scientific research and commercial business.