Launch of Heavy Lift Ariane 5 with Sky Muster & ARSAT-2 (VA-226)

A European Ariane 5 rocket launched this evening at 20:30 UTC from the launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. The rocket carried the Australian Sky Muster satellite into orbit which will provide broadband to rural parts of Australia via it’s 80-100 KA Band spot beams. ARSAT-2 was the second passenger for Argentina and has 16 Ku-band transponders and 4 C-band transponders for television broadcasting.

Source: Arianespace

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