Ariane V91 Launched

TO: SAT-na

Tonight Ariannespace launched Echostar II in orbit. After a short delay, the
satellite took off from the launch facilty in Kourou, French Guiana. The
launcher, an  Arianespace 42P, delivered the satellite into  its GTO. Launch
coverage was on Galaxy 9/21, the DISH network and on Telecom II-B. This launch
was the 91st for Ariane and the ninth this year. The next launch scheduled for
Nov 7th is a dual payload consisting of a Arabsat satellite and Measat 2

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