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Published on Mar 8, 2016
Arianespace has successfully launched the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite for Eutelsat Communications. The company’s second launch of the year took place on March 9 at 2:20 am (local time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana. Thierry Mandon, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, was in Kourou for the launch.
This was the 71st successful launch in a row for the Ariane 5 heavy launcher. The com-pany’s second mission of the year keeps Arianespace on schedule to meet its objective of up to 12 launches in 2016, including eight Ariane 5 missions.