Ariane 5

Intelsat’s new high-throughput satellite arrives in French Guiana

Satellite operator Intelsat’s new high-throughput satellite, Intelsat 33e, has arrived in French Guiana prior to its August 24 launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. The satellite is the second of Intelsat’s new fleet of Epic NG satellites to launch, and the first multi-spot-beam, Ku-band high-throughput satellite to serve Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the […]

Eutelsat and Intelsat successfully launch satellites

New satellites from Eutelsat and Intelsat have both launched into orbit on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. The Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34 satellites blasted off yesterday at 17.34 local team and each successfully separated from the rocket after launch. Eutelsat said that the solar panels on its new satellite have […]

ABS-2 satellite successfully launched

Asia Broadcast Satellite’s ABS-2 satellite successfully launched into space yesterday from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite, which will expand capacity at ABS’s prime location of 75 degrees East, launched on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle. ABS-2 was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral and has up to 89 active C, Ku and Ka-band […]