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Arianespace successfully orbits communications satellites for Intelsat and Airbus

(6 August 2019 - Arianespace) Arianespace has successfully orbited two geostationary telecommunications satellites: Intelsat 39 for the international operator Intelsat, and EDRS-C for Airbus, as part of a public-private partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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EDRS-C aboard Ariane 5 shortly after launch (courtesy: Arianespace)

The launch took place on August 6, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. (local time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America).

With this third successful Ariane 5 mission in 2019, Arianespace continues to prove its ability to meet the requirements of today’s most innovative players in both the commercial and institutional markets.

After the mission’s completion, Arianespace Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Israël said: “With this launch for two of our long-standing customers, Intelsat and Airbus – as well as in the framework of a partnership with ESA and Avanti – we proudly continue to show our ability to deploy ever more innovative satellites for commercial and institutional requirements.”