Arianespace Completes Another Mission

On Friday evening, Arianespace boosted two satellites, Brazil's Star One C2 and Vietnam's VINASAT-1, into geostationary transfer orbit

The Star One C2 was built for Brazilian operator Star One as part of a turnkey contract with Thales Alenia Space. Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems built VINASAT-1 for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation.

The latest launch involving the Ariane 5 vehicle came five weeks after the launch of the Jules Verne ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) to the International Space Station.