Qatar’s First Satellite Orbited By Arianespace

Credit: Arianespace
Two telecommunications satellites were lofted to geostationary transfer orbit Aug. 29 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou atop the fourth Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket to be launched in 2013. The spacecraft were Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1, built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif., for a joint...

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