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    Arianespace Successfully Launches Ariane 5 Rocket With 2 Satellites

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    An Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana with two satellites.

    PARIS (Sputnik) – An Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana with two satellites, the Arianespace launch operator reports.

    "Sky Muster™ II and GSAT-18 are the 542nd and 543rd satellites to be launched by Arianespace," the company said on its website reporting a "success" launch status.

    The launch of the Ariane 5 rocket with the satellites was carried out at 20:30 GMT on Wednesday.

    The launch is the fifth Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Center this year.

    The Sky Muster II satellite belongs to Australian operator nbn (National Broadband Network), and the GSAT-18 satellite – to the Indian space agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

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