TS News - Ariane Record With PAS-6 Launch

TELE-satellit News, 11 August 1997

Ariane Record With PAS-6 Launch
  PARIS, France, 97/08/11 (TS) -- Flight 98 with PAS-6 on aboard was the
27th consecutive successful launch for an Ariane 4 rocket - a new record.
It was carried out by an Ariane 44P, the version of the European launcher
with four solid-propellant boosters. It used the 69th Ariane 4 out of the
total of 96 ordered from the European space industry. PAS-6 is the tenth
satellite entrusted to Arianespace by PanAmSat (five PanAmSat spacecraft
for international services and five Galaxy satellites for the U.S. market).
The next launch, Flight 99, is scheduled for September 2. An Ariane 44L
launch vehicle will place two European satellites into orbit: Eutelsat's
Hot Bird 3, a telecommunications satellite, and Eumetsat's Meteosat 7, a
weather satellite. 
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