Ariane 5 Takes to the French Guiana Skies April 24

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Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace launch of Ariane5 VA-221.  Live streaming links below.

LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, April 24 at 19:38 UTC (15:38 EDT) Arianespace will be launching the massive and beautiful Ariane 5 ECA Rocket (designated Flight VA222) with a dual payload of satellites. The THOR-7 satellite will supply communication services for the maritime sector, broadcast and television for Telenor. SICRAL-2 satellite will supply communication services for the French & Italian Defense Ministries. Launch will take place from Launch Site, Ensemble de Lancement Ariane-3 (ELA-3) at the Arianespace Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This will be the 78th launch of the Ariane 5 and its 1st launch in 2015.

Arianespace, Ariane 5 Rocket: is a 2-stage expendable launch vehicle that comes in two variants (ECA & ES) and carries payloads weighing more than 10 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) and over 20 metric tons into low-Earth orbit…

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