Intelsat New Dawn set for April 22 launch

The launch of Intelsat’s New Dawn and Yahsat’s Y1A satellites has been rescheduled to April 22, launch company Arianspace said.

Both satellites were due to launch on May 30 but the mission was halted at the last minute due to an anomaly on the launcher. Liftoff of the Ariane 5 launcher is now scheduled for April 22 at 18:37 from Kourou, French Guiana.

Oribital Science-built Intelsat New Dawn, equipped with a C-band and Ku-band payload, will offer telecommunications and media services from the 32.8° East slot. The satellite is part of a joint venture led by Intelsat and will be operated a marketed as part of the global Intelsat fleet.

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