Ariane Launch Replay

Here is a replay of last Thursday’s Ariane 5 launch. Two communications satellites, Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7, were successfully placed into their planned geostationary transfer orbits from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

The Ariane 5 is in impressive launch platform, the payloads on this launch had a liftoff mass of 8,950 kg (19,731 lb).

Liftoff of flight VA215 occurred at 20:30 UTC

This was the fourth launch of 2013 and the 57th successful launch since December 2002.

Overall September looks to be a busy month for launches from different spaceports.

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