Rocket Launch of Ariane 5 with SGDC and Koreasat-7 on Ariane 5 VA-236

Arianespace have successfully launched an Ariane 5 rocket carrying two communications satellites today. Liftoff occurred at 21:50 UTC, May 4th 2017 from Kourou in French Guiana on a launch that was originally planned for March however was delayed due to a local ‘social movement’. The two passengers on tonights mission designated VA-236 are a governmental satellite for Brazil called SGDC as well as Koreasat-7 a communications satellite for television users in Korea, Philippines, Indochina, India, and Indonesia.

Source: Arianespace

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