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Arianespace launches two Asian satellites on Ariane 5 rocket


Arianespace launches two Asian satellites on Ariane 5 rocket Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite for India and another for South Korea to geostationary transfer orbit. The Ariane 5 lifted off from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana along the South American coast at 3:37 p.m. Eastern. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s GSAT-11 telecom satellite detached from the rocket’s upper stage 29 minutes later, followed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s GEO-Kompsat-2A weather satellite another four and a half minutes later. The mission was Arianespace of Evry, France’s sixth Ariane 5 mission of the year and 10th cumulative launch for 2018.    More



(Source: SpaceNews - Dec 5)

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