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Ariane 5 Flight 196 – mission successful

NILESAT 201 and RASCOM-QAF1R orbited

On Wednesday 4 August, the third Ariane 5 mission of 2010 successfully launched two telecommunications satellites, NILESAT 201 for the Egyptian operator Nilesat and RASCOM-QAF1R for the pan-African operator RascomStar-QAF.

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.

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