Europe launcher puts Spanish, S.Korean satellites into orbit

Kourou, French Guiana (AFP) Dec 30, 2010 An Ariane 5 heavy rocket lifted off from Europe’s space base on French Guiana Wednesday and put into orbit the South Korean Koreasat 6 and Spanish Hispasat 1E telecommunications satellites. The launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou was the Ariane 5 launcher’s sixth and last mission of the year, Arianespace said in a statement. Lift-off at 6:27 pm (2127 GMT) was delayed by about 24 hou

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