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Main » 2017 » May » 8 » 2 telecommunication satellites launched from Kourou.


2 telecommunication satellites launched from Kourou.
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On May 4, 2017 at 21:50 UTC the "Ariane-5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou launch site (the Guiana Space Centre) in French Guiana. The rocket orbited 2 telecommunications satellites. The SGDC-1 (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas) satellite was launched on a dual-use mission for the Brazilian military and to help bridge the digital divide for far-flung Brazilian citizens. The “Koreasat-7” satellite, owned by KTsat based in Seoul, will provide a full range of video and data applications such as direct-to-home broadcasting and Internet access for customers in South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Indochina and India.

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