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Ariane’s 5th Launch

September 23, 2011

On 21 September 2011, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Arabsat-5C and SES-2, into their planned transfer orbits.  credit:  NASA