2 communication satellites launched from European Spaceport in French Guiana

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Commercial satellite launch company Arianespace successfully carried out a dual launch of two communication satellites, the DirecTV-15 and SKY Mexico-1, using an Ariane 5 ECA (Cryonic Evolution type A) rocket, on flight VA223 from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Wednesday. The DirecTV-15 satellite will provide broadcasts for continental USA, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, while the SKY Mexico-1 satellite will provide high definition broadcasts for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.