Ariane 5 Launches ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B

Credit: Ariane 5
LYON, France—An Ariane 5 launcher placed two telecommunications satellites—ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B—into geostationary transfer orbit on June 1. The launch marked a technological advancement for Europe’s space industry, as 172B is the first all-electric satellite manufactured on the continent. It...

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