march, 2018

01mar00:00Ariane 5 (VA242) • Hylas 4 & Intelsat 38

Event Details

Launch Date: NET March 1, 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Payloads: Hylas 4
Intelsat 38 / Azerspace 2
Spacecraft Manufacturer: Orbital ATK / Space Systems Loral
Satellite Operators: Avanti / Intelsat


Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket will launch the Hylas 4 and Intelsat 38 telecommunications satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit for operators Avanti Communications and Intelsat. Hylas 4, built by Orbital ATK, is  high-throughput broadband communications satellites delivering 28 GHz of capacity via 66 fixed Ka-Band beams positioned over Africa and Europe with four steerable beams that can service additional markets in Africa and Latin America. The SS/L-built Intelsat 38 satellite will operate from 45° East to deliver Direct-to-Home television distribution and corporate networking services to Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.


Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Ariane 5 ECA

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 00:00 UTC


ELA-3 Guiana Space Center

Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou 97387, Französisch-Guyana