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Arianespace 5 to orbit ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B on 1 June

Thursday 25 May 2017 | 10:27 CET | News
Arianespace will orbit two satellites, ViaSat-2 for ViaSat and Eutelsat 172B for Eutelsat, on 1 June on the back of an Ariane 5 rocket. The Ariane Flight VA237 will be the third Arianespace 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. This mission will mark a new all-time Arianespace record for a total payload weight orbited: 10,865 kilogrammes, including a net mass at liftoff of 9,969 kilogrammes for the two satellites. ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B are the 558th and 559th satellites to be launched by Arianespace.

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