PHOTOS: Ariane 5's spectacular sunset launch

An Arianespace Ariane 5 roared into space with the EchoStar 17 and MSG 3 satellites Thursday, painting a sky spectacle at sunset in the Amazon jungle.

Liftoff from French Guiana occurred 2136 GMT (5:36 p.m. EDT; 6:36 p.m. French Guiana time) on Thursday.

Photo credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG

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