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Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 12:36 PM ET (1636 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of Measat-3d and GSAT-24, June 2022 (Arianespace) The first Ariane 5 launch in nearly half a year placed two communications satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Ariane 5 lifted off from French Guiana at 5:50 pm EDT (2150 GMT) and placed into geostationary transfer orbits the Measat-3d and GSAT-24 communications satellites for the Malaysian satellite operator Measat and the Indian space agency ISRO, respectively. The launch was the first Ariane 5 mission since the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope last December, with just four more launches remaining before the vehicle is retired.
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