Thor 7 and Sircal 2 satellites launched by Ariane V

Another successful mission for Ariane V, out of Kourou, French Guiana!  The footage is unusually good for that humid, equatorial launch site; you can even see the big strap-on boosters falling away.

Thor 7 will provide commercial television and broadband service to customers across Europe, and Sircal 2 will provide communications services for the Italian and French militaries.


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