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Ariane 5 ECA lifts heaviest payload so far

June 19th, 2016 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: EchoStar XVIII, BRISat; Date: 18 June 2016, 2138 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. This heavy-lift mission delivered a total calculated mass of 10,730 kg into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) – setting a new launch benchmark for the Ariane 5 ECA version.

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