HOUSTON—Arianespace has confirmed that a pair of satellites launched on Jan. 25, one of which is hosting NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, reached orbit after a ground communications glitch a few seconds after upper stage ignition of the Ariane 5 rocket. Stephane Israel, Arianespace CEO, announced the anomaly at 6:24 p.m. EST, 64 min. after what appeared to be a flawless liftoff of the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 telecommunications satellites from ...


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