European Ariane 5 Lifted Off Thursday With Dual Satellite Launch

A European Ariane 5 rocket took off Thursday for a dual satellite launch including a British-owned, U.S.-built broadband satellite and a Japanese military communications payload. A hydrogen-burning main engine and two solid-fueled motors boosted the rocket off French Guiana, successfully returning to service. The rocket had its last mission in January where it had two […]

Ariane 5 successfully deploys three satellites in orbit

Orbital ATK, an American aerospace manufacturer and global leader in aerospace and defense technologies announced the successful launch of the HYLAS 4 commercial communications Ka-band satellite aboard an Arianespace rocket Ariane 5 on 5 April 2018. The satellite is built by the company for Avanti Communications Group plc. (Avanti) to provide high speed and affordable […]