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Ariane 5 Flight 191 – mission successful

The fifth Ariane 5 mission of 2009 has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites developed by Airbus Defence and Space: Amazonas 2 for Hispasat and COMSATBw-1 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.