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Published on Apr 19, 2008
VISIT: WWW.SPACEARIUM.COM - Ariane 5 orbits Star One C2 and VINASAT-1 on its 24th consecutive successful launch. The Ariane 5 delivered its Star One C2 and VINASAT-1 payloads into a highly accurate geostationary transfer orbit. Arianespace tonight launched telecommunications satellites for Brazil and Vietnam on the 24th consecutive mission success of Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA deployed Star One C2 and VINASAT-1 into geostationary transfer orbit during a 31-minute mission, which began with an on-time liftoff from the Spaceport's ELA-3 launch zone at 7:17 p.m. local time. For more information on the launch, visit The Spacearium, spacearium.com