Ariane to Carry Two Satellites Aloft July 25

<i> Reuters</i>

A European Ariane rocket carrying two satellites will be launched July 25, the first since an Ariane exploded in February, Arianespace said Thursday.

The July launch, like the ill-fated one earlier this year, will be from the European space base at Kourou, French Guiana, on South America’s northeast coast, the space group said.

The mission will launch a TDF 2 French television broadcasting satellite and a DFS 2 Kopernikus German postal service satellite.