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Arianespace launches two satellites for Africa, announces new contracts

Submit on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 22:59

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Rascom-QAF1R, Nilesat 201; Date: 4 August 2010, 2201 UTC; Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana. Nilesat 201 was released first in the flight sequence, being deployed from the top of Ariane 5’s payload “stack” at just under 29 minutes into the mission, followed by RASCOM-QAF1R.
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