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Ariane lifts-off with Indian-built satellite

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying Indian-built European satellite W2M was launched early on Sunday from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, says TV report.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2008 17:52 IST

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying Indian-built European satellite W2M was launched early on Sunday from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, South America, a TV channel reported.

The satellite was launched at around 4.00 am IST, DD News reported.

The 3,462-kg W2M was designed and built at the satellite centre of the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bangalore at $80 million (Rs 4 billion) for the European satellite operator (Eutelsat) under the ISRO-EADS-Astrium alliance formed in 2006.