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French Guiana: Ariane 5 Rocket launches Japanese, South Korean satellites into orbit

French Guiana, Kourou
February 19, 2020 at 01:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Commercial launch service provider Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from Guiana Space Centre in Kourou on Tuesday.

The Ariane 5 rocket, which has been flying since 1996 completing 106 missions, has a launch capacity of 21,000 kg (46,000 lb) and each launch reportedly costs between $165-220 million (€147- €196 million).

The Ariane rocket carried the GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the JCSAT17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

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Commercial launch service provider Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from Guiana Space Centre in Kourou on Tuesday.

The Ariane 5 rocket, which has been flying since 1996 completing 106 missions, has a launch capacity of 21,000 kg (46,000 lb) and each launch reportedly costs between $165-220 million (€147- €196 million).

The Ariane rocket carried the GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the JCSAT17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

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