Palo Alto CA (SPX) Dec 31, 2010 Space Systems/Loral has announced that the HISPASAT 1E satellite, designed and built for the HISPASAT Group, is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays Tuesday afternoon, following its successful launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Later, it will fire its main thruster in order to begin.
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