Arianespace, which leads the commercial launcher market, has increased its orderbook to 42 satellites with a contract from GE Americom to launch a new spacecraft. The undesignated GE satellite is scheduled to be launched on an Ariane 5 in 2001. Arianespace will also offer a quick-reaction launch in December for the GE-4 satellite, which was already listed on the flight manifest.

Source: Flight International