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SES’s first hybrid satellite begins service

Satellite operator SES’s SES-15 satellite – its first hybrid craft with wide beams and high throughput capability – has now entered commercial service. The satellite is now operational at the 129° West orbital slot, serving the Americas. SES said that the commercialisation of the craft was an important milestone for its future growth strategy. The […]

Arianespace sets new date for Intelsat and BSAT craft

Arianespace’s delayed launch of the Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a satellites has been rescheduled for September 29. The lofting of the two satellites had originally been scheduled for September 5 but was cancelled at the last moment after an anomaly was observed with an electrical equipment in one of the Ariane 5 launcher’s two solid-propellants boosters […]

Intelsat and BSAT launches cancelled after last-minute anomaly

The launch of Arianespace’s VA239 flight, carrying Intelsat 37e and Japan’s BSAT-4a, has been cancelled in its final seconds on the launchpad after an anomaly was detected on the launcher. Arianespace said that as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final […]

Intelsat to launch 37e satellite next week

Intelsat is due to launch its fifth EpicNG high throughput satellite, Intelsat 37e, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, next week. Intelsat 37e is due to be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm eastern daylight time. Intelsat’s C, Ku- and Ka-bands will […]

Hellas Sat 3 successfully launched

Hellas Sat 3 has been lofted into space on an Ariane 5 launcher from French Guiana. Arabsat-owned Hellas Sat’s satellite is the second from the operator to be orbited by Arianespace. It will expand the company’s business reach by providing DTH broadcast and telecommunications services, as well as the distribution of high-definition and ultra-high definition […]

Eutelsat 172B successfully launched

Eutelsat has successfully launched its Eutelsat 172B satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. Eutelsat said that the first telemetry data has been received from the satellite and that preparations are now ongoing for solar array deployment on June 3. Some 22 hours later, robotic arms holding the satellite’s electric propulsion system […]

Eutelsat lines up March launch for 65 West A satellite

Eutelsat is due to launch its Eutelsat 65 West A satellite on March 9 from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite arrived in Kourou over the weekend and is due to launch by an Ariane rocket next month. 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing markets across Latin America. The satellite will […]

Intelsat launches first next-generation Epic satellite

Intelsat has successfully launched Intelsat 29e, the first of its next generation, Epic-branded, high throughput satellites. Intelsat said that signal with the satellite had been confirmed after it launched into orbit from French Guiana on an Ariane 5 vehicle. Intelsat 29e will provide high throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to North and Latin […]

Telenor launches Thor 7 satellite

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting successfully launched its new Thor 7 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana yesterday. The satellite launched on board an Ariane 5 launcher and passed into geostationary transfer orbit where it will now undergo in-orbit testing. The satellite is due to start delivering DTH services in six weeks, with its high-throughput satellite […]

Telenor’s Thor 7 satellite set for mid-April launch

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting is due to start final preparations for the mid-April launch of its Thor 7 satellite. Thor 7 has now arrived at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou and will be launched by Arianespace. “With the launch of THOR 7, TSBc looks forward to further extending our position in the market and expanding our regional […]