Last week, an Ariane 5 rocket was launched from French Guiana, putting mission extension vehicle 2 (mev-2) and two commercial satellites into orbit. The launch marks Ariana’s first mission since the launch was suspended earlier this year due to a new crown pandemic. The rocket, carrying three U.S. – made payloads, lifted off from the ela-3 launch site of the Guyana Space Center at 6:04 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. < p > < p > the Ariana 5 rocket generates 2.9 million pounds of thrust through its dual solid rocket booster and hydrogen fuel core stage. About an hour after takeoff, the rocket has successfully deployed three commercial satellites. The launch also marks 300 orbital launch attempts from the French Guiana Space port since 1970. < p > < p > the launch was originally scheduled for July 31, but two minutes before takeoff was delayed due to a sensor problem on the core stage hydrogen tank. The company had to ship the rocket back to the assembly building and replaced the sensors. The rocket returned to the launch pad on Thursday. < / P > < p > although the rocket was finally launched, it was delayed for more than half an hour on Saturday due to the influence of upper wind. The payload orbits more than 22000 miles above the equator. The first satellite released is a 7270 pound Galaxy 30 satellite, which will provide commercial video and television services in North America. < / P > < p > another payload is the 6338 pound mev-2 spacecraft. The space tractor will help extend the life of satellites already in orbit. The last of the three payloads is the bsat-4b, which will be used to broadcast direct to home 8K and 4K TV services in Japan. Global Tech