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The end of July marked the successful launch of a pair of communications satellites into geostationary orbit around the Earth.   The Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at around 9pm on Friday, carrying both the Star One D2 and Quantum satellites into geostationary orbit.    The Star One D2 satellite was built by Maxar Technologies on behalf of Brazilian operator Embratel, with the goal of expanding the operator&rsquo…

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