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Ariane 5 orbits ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B telecom satellites

Friday 2 June 2017 | 09:03 CET | News
Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites, ViaSat-2 for ViaSat and Eutelsat 172B for the operator Eutelsat. Eutelsat 172B is the first all-electric satellite to be orbited by an Ariane 5. ViaSat-2 is the second ViaSat satellite to be launched by Arianespace, after WildBlue-1 in 2006, while Eutelsat 172B is the 32nd satellite launched by Arianespace for Eutelsat, starting with Eutelsat-1 F1 in 1983. The launch took place on 1 June at 16:45 hrs (local time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Arianespace / Eutelsat / ViaSat
Countries: World
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