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Astra 3B set for Friday launch

Satellite launch company Arianespace has announced that it will launch Astra’s latest satellite Astra 3B from French Guiana this Friday.

The launch of Astra 3B has twice been delayed due to technical anomalies, causing Astra to adjust its financial guidance. The satellite will be launched into space between 19:01 and 19:44 local time from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana. It will be located at 23.5° East where it will deliver DTH services mainly to the Benelux and eastern Europe as well as two-way broadband services across Europe and the Middle East.