The Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched the Eutelsat Quantum satellite on Friday, the first “flexible” commercial satellite that can be reprogrammed in orbit.

This first Ariane 5 of the year took off from Kourou (French Guiana) at the opening of its firing window at 6 p.m. local time, 11 p.m. in Paris, with two satellites on board on behalf of satellite operators Embratel, the most important from Brazil and Latin America, and Eutelsat, one of the world leaders in the sector.