Ariane 5 ECA Lifts Pair of Intelsat Spacecraft

Credit: Ariane 5: Arianespace
A European Ariane 5 ECA launcher placed two Intelsat communications satellites in geostationary transfer orbit Aug. 25, lifting a record combined total mass of 10,735 kg, the bulk of which comprised the spacecraft. The rocket’s previous payload record of 10,730 kg was set on June 18, when it carried...

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