Ariane 5 Lofts U.S., European Communications Satellites

An Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket placed two U.S. and European telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit following a successful Aug. 6 launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The 6,600-kg (14,600-lb.) Intelsat 39 and 3,186-kg European Data Relay System C (EDRS...

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