Ariane 5 on the pad for a launch Thursday after delay caused by protests in French Guiana

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An Ariane 5 is on the pad for a launch later today.

Arianespace rolled out the Ariane 5 Wednesday for a launch scheduled for 4:31 p.m. Eastern Thursday.

The launch window extends until 7:19 p.m.Eastern. The rocket is carrying the SGDC communications satellite for Brazil and the Koreasat 7 communications satellite for South Korean operator KTSat.

The launch was originally scheduled for late March but postponed when protests in French Guiana disrupted spaceport operations. [Spaceflight Now]


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