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50th Ariane 5 flight a success

Astra 3B and COMSATBw-2 launched

The first Ariane 5 mission of 2010 has successfully launched two communications satellites developed by Airbus Defence and Space: Astra 3B for European operator SES ASTRA and COMSATBw-2 the German Armed Forces.

Airbus Defence and Space is single prime contractor for the Ariane 5 system, responsible for delivery to Arianespace of a fully integrated and tested launch vehicle. This first launch of 2010 is also the 50th for Ariane 5.

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