Ariane 5 launches two satellites

va224In the second launch of the day an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana carrying the Star One C4 and MSG-4 satellites.

The flight was delayed from the original launch date due to oil contamination which has since been resolved, the countdown today ran smoothly allowed the rocket to lift off as expected at 5:42 pm EDT.

The two payloads were successfully delivered to there desired orbits and will now begin in-orbit operations.

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