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39th consecutive success for Ariane 5

Ariane 5, developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, launched from Kourou

The fourth Ariane 5 mission of 2010 has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites, W3B for the European operator Eutelsat and BSAT-3b for Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems/Japanese Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT).

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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