langue en ARIANESPACE - 03/05/2019

Arianespace's Ariane 5 gives a lift to the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 satellites

Arianespace extended Ariane 5s track record of success with another heavy-lift mission performed today from the Spaceport in French Guiana, which launched a mixed payload of commercial and military telecommunications satellites THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 for European operators.

Both spacecraft were deployed following their ascent from the Spaceports ELA-3 launch zone, with THOR 7 released some 28 minutes after liftoff, and SICRAL 2 separating approximately six minutes later to complete the flight sequence.