An Ariane 5 launcher fired into space Thursday from French Guiana, hauling two commercial satellites destined to broadcast television to Latin America for Intelsat, DirecTV and Argentina’s national telecom company. The photos below show the evening blastoff from the jungle.
Live coverage of the flight of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Intelsat 30 and Arsat 1 satellites. Text updates will appear below automatically; there is no need to reload the page.
Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher is going for its 76th flight with the Intelsat 30/DLA-1 and Arsat 1 communications satellites.