An Ariane 5 rocket took off from the European space centre at Kourou in French Guiana late Thursday, before placing two Asia-Pacific telecoms satellites into orbit, the launch firm Arianespace said.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched Friday.
India`s first `military` satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 onboard an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast.
India`s advanced communication satellite will be launched Sep 29 on-board Ariane-V rocket from the European space port at Kourou in French Guiana.
A minor snag has delayed by five days to Sep 29 the launch of India`s heaviest communication satellite (GSAT-10) on board the European Ariane-5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
Day in Pics: 26th November
Showbiz World - November 26, 2014