One final rocket launch in 2010 took place as Arianespace successfully launched the Hispasat 1E and KOREASAT 6 telecommunication satellites aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff was at 4:27 p.m. EST (21:27 GMT).
KOREASAT 6 is a commercial telecommunications satellite of the KT Corporation of the Republic of Korea and was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation. Hispasat 1E is a telecommunications satellite designed to expand Hispasat’s coverage in Europe, the Americas, and North Africa.
This is the sixth and final flight of the year for Arianespace’s heavy-lift rocket.