Launch of ASTRA 2F & GSAT-10 on Ariane 5

The 65th Ariane 5 lifted off today, September 28th 2012 at 21:18 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana. This was the 5th Ariane 5 launch this year and boosted the ASTRA 2F and GSAT-10 communication satellites into orbit.

The two payloads are ASTRA 2F for SES and GSAT-10 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ASTRA 2F will provide Ku and Ka band communications for Europa, the Middle East and Africa at 28.2 degrees East. GSAT-10 will provide C-band and Ku-band communications from 83 degrees East.

Source: Arianespace

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