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Heavyweight Arianespace Mission Launches Two Intelsat Satellites on Ariane 5

Friday, August 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Arianespace completed its heaviest mission ever with the Ariane 5 rocket Aug. 24, delivering two Intelsat satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The 41-minute mission delivered Intelsat 33e, the second of Intelsat’s EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) fleet, and Intelsat 36, a traditional satellite supporting media neighborhoods in Africa and the Indian Ocean regions. Together the satellites required a payload lift performance of 10,735 kg, topping the Ariane 5’s record of 10,730 kg set during the rocket’s previous flight in June.

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