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ARIANESPACE LAUNCHES TWO TELECOM SATELLITES ON ARIANE 5 ROCKET

ARIANESPACE LAUNCHES TWO TELECOM SATELLITES ON ARIANE 5 ROCKET European launch provider Arianespace completed the first of seven planned launches of its heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket this year, delivering two telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit. The rocket lifted off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 4:39 p.m. ET with the Sky Brasil-1/Intelsat 32e and Telkom-3S telecommunications satellites. Sky Brasil-1/Intelsat-32e, built by Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, is a 6,000-kilogram Ku-band satellite with broadcast capacity for DirecTV Latin America and high-throughput capacity for Intelsat-supported mobility network services.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Feb 16)

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