Arianespace flight V110/ Ariane 44LP launched the PanAmSat-7 communications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit on 16 September from Kourou, French Guiana. The PAS-7 was built by Space Systems/Loral. The successful flight is a boost for the launcher industry after a series of failures since 12 August involving Titan 4A, Delta III and Zenit boosters. The launch is also good news for PanAmSat, which lost the Galaxy X in the Delta III failure and Galaxy IV in orbit last May.

Source: Flight International