Launch of Heavy Lift Ariane 5 with Intelsat 29e (VA-228)

A heavy lifting rocket the Ariane 5 has launched this evening from Kourou in French Guiana carrying the Intelsat 29e satellite into orbit, Liftoff occurred at 23:20 UTC, January 27th 2016.

This was Arianespace’s first launch of 2016, hoping for a total of 11. Intelsat 29e weighs 6,552kg and will be positioned at 310 degrees East providing C, Ku and Ka-band services for North and South America as well as the North Atlantic.

Source: Arianespace

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