PARIS — An Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA lifted two commercial communications satellites to orbit on Sept. 11, launching Measat-3b for Malaysian fleet operator Measat and Optus-10 for SingTel-Optus of Australia. Riding in the upper position of the heavy-lift Ariane 5, Measat-3b weighed 5,900 kg (13,000 lb.) when it lifted off at 7:05 p.m. local time from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, it carries 48 Ku-band transponders for direct-to-home satellite ...


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