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Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 3:58 PM ET (1958 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of ERDS-C and Intelsat 39 (ESA) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites Tuesday. The Ariane 5 took off at 3:30 pm EDT (1930 GMT) from Kourou, French Guiana, and placed the Intelsat-39 communications satellite and the EDRS-C laser relay satellite into geostationary transfer orbits about a half-hour later. Originally scheduled for July 24, the launch was delayed after the July 10 failure of a Vega rocket, the cause of which is still under investigation.
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