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launch of Ariane 5 flight VA216
2014-03-25 05:49:47

[ Watch the Video: Ariane 5 Flight VA216 Launch ] European Space Agency An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits. Liftoff of flight VA216 occurred at 22:04 GMT (23:04 CET; 19:04 French Guiana). The target geostationary transfer orbit had a perigee altitude of 250 km, an apogee altitude of 35 736 km and an inclination of 3° to the equator....

2008-06-24 15:02:54

MEXICO CITY, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Satelites Mexicanos S.A.B. de C.V. (Satmex) today announced that it has issued an Authorization To Proceed (ATP) with the construction of Satmex 7 to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The new satellite will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in the Americas. "We are delighted to sign this agreement with Space Systems/Loral, the leading provider of design and construction of commercial satellites worldwide. This is without a doubt a key step in the plans to...


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