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Eutelsat internet satellite launched aboard Ariane 5 rocket


Eutelsat internet satellite launched aboard Ariane 5 rocket A powerful Eutelsat commercial communications satellite launched Wednesday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana, heading into orbit on a mission expected to last more than 15 years to provide broadband connectivity to rural households, ships, and airplane passengers across Europe. The Eutelsat Konnect VHTS satellite was the sole payload aboard the Ariane 5 rocket as it vaulted off its launch pad at the European-run Guiana Space Center Wednesday. Liftoff of the 180-foot-tall (55-meter) rocket occurred at 5:45 p.m. EDT (2145 GMT) from the ELA-3 launch zone at the jungle spaceport in French Guiana.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Sep 8)

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