april, 2018

19apr00:00Ariane 5 (VA243) • GSAT-11 & Intelsat 38

Event Details

Launch Date: April 19, 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Payloads: GSAT-11
Intelsat 38 / Azerspace-2
Spacecraft Manufacturer: ISRO / Space Systems/Loral
Satellite Operators: Insat / Azerbaijan, Intelsat

 

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket, embarking on its third flight of 2018, will lift the GSAT-11 and Intelsat 38 communications satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit. GSAT-11 is India’s largest and most-powerful communications satellite to date, weighing 5,725 Kilograms and utilizing the new I-6K satellite platform designed for satellites in the six-metric-ton class. The satellite hosts 40 transponders operated in Ka/Ku-Band to provide high-throughput communication services with a total throughput of 10 Gbps. Intelsat 38 / Azerspace-2, built by Space Systems Loral, will be operated by Intelsat and Azercosmos OJSCo to provide continuity of services for the Intelsat 12 satellite and expand Azercosmos services in the area of DTH and networking services over capacity currently available via Azerspace-1.

 

Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Ariane 5 ECA

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule

Time

(Thursday) 00:00 UTC

Location

ELA-3 Guiana Space Center

Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou 97387, Französisch-Guyana

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