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Update: Ariane 5 lifts two comsats, Japanese experiment

October 15th, 2006 by

On 13 October, Arianespace placed two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit: DirecTV 9S for the U.S. operator DirecTV Inc., and Optus D1 for the Australian operator Optus. The Ariane 5 ECA launcher was also fitted with the ASAP 5 platform, allowing it to deploy the LDREX 2 experimental reflector for the Japanese space agency JAXA.

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