Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 2 Commercial Satellites to Orbit
Measat 3b and Optus 10 satellites launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, Sept. 11, 2014.
Two communications satellites for operators in Malaysia and Australia are awaiting liftoff Thursday (Sept. 11) aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.
China launched a Long March 2D rocket Sept. 4, 2014, carrying a data relay satellite and a payload to conduct multimedia telecommunications experiments.
A Japanese satellite equipped with a sharp-eyed synthetic aperture radar launched Saturday on a mission to map the globe every two weeks.
An advanced Russian communications satellite was destroyed Thursday (May 15) when its Proton rocket booster failed minutes after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
China launched an experimental satellite Monday aboard a Long March 2C rocket from the Jiuquan space base in northwest China, according to official media reports.
Kicking off a busy sequence of launches from Europe's spaceport in the jungle of French Guiana, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off Saturday and put two satellites in perfect orbits.
NASA and Japan's space agency will launch the new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite to map Earth's rain and snow today at 1:37 p.m. EST. Watch it live here.
Going for its 25th flight, the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket family will launch a new Global Positioning System navigation satellite from Cape Canaveral Thursday night (Feb. 20).