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Main » 2011 » April » 23 » Arian rocket orbited 2 satellites.


Arian rocket orbited 2 satellites.
22:07
On April 22, 2011 at 21:37 UTC the Ariane 5ECA (V201) rocket-carrier was launched from the Kourou space center in French Guiana. The rocket orbited Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn communications satellites.
Operated by Al Yah Satellite Communications Co. of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat 1A will provide direct-to-home television programming, secure Ka-band communications capacity for government and military applications in the United Arab Emirates and other nations.
Intelsat New Dawn satellite will link Africa, Western Europe, the Middle East and Pakistan through Ku-band and C-band transponders and antennas and will operate for more than 15 years.
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