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Main » 2017 » March » 18 » Ariane 5 rocket orbited Brazilian and Indonesian satellites.


Ariane 5 rocket orbited Brazilian and Indonesian satellites.
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On February 14, 2017 at 21:39 UTC the “Ariane-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “SKY Brasil-1” and “Telkom-3S” satellites This was the first Ariane 5 launch of the year, following on for seven successful launches of the rocket during 2016. SKY Brasil-1(also known as SKYB-1) will be the 10th satellite launched by Arianespace for the operator AT&T/DIRECTV. SKYB-1 is a high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast satellite. The satellite was built by Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Telkom 3S will be the third satellite entrusted to Arianespace by Telkom Indonesia within the scope of a turnkey contract with Thales Alenia Space. Telkom Indonesia is an Indonesian state-owned company that supplies telecommunications, information, media and entertainment services (TIMES) to millions of customers throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Telkom 3S will provide high-definition television services (HDTV), as well as mobile communications and internet applications.

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