Launch of Ariane 5 Rocket carrying Intelsat 30 & ARSAT-1 Into Orbit

A European Ariane 5 rocket has successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana tonight, October 16th 2014 at 21:43 UTC. The rocket carried the American Intelsat 30 satellite and the Argentinean ARSAT-1 satellite.

Intelsat 30 will be positioned at 95 degrees west with 10 C- and 72 Ku-band transponders for direct to home television for Latin America.

ARSAT-1 will be positioned at 71.8 degrees west and supply Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia with television, phone and data services via 24 Ku-band transponders.

Source: Arianespace

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