Launch of 75th Ariane 5 with MEASAT-3b & Optus 10

A European Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana today, September 11th 2014 at 22:05 UTC. The 75th flight of the Ariane 5 carried MEASAT 3b for Malaysia and Optus 10 for Australia satellites into orbit. Launch was delayed about 45 minutes due to some technical issues at the pad.

MEASAT 3b will be positioned at 91.5 degrees east and has 48 Ku-band transponders for Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Optus 10 will be positioned at 164 degrees east and has 24 Ku-band transponders for broadcast services to households in Australia and New Zealand.

Source: Arianespace

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