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Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing

An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe's Spaceport in two months.
Liftoff came at 21:15 GMT (18:15 local time, 23:15 CEST) last night from Kourou, French Guiana on a mission lasting about 39 minutes to deliver Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT-17 into their planned orbits.

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Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches

A new Europe-wide wi-fi service for aeroplanes came a step closer on Wednesday night with the launch of a key satellite from French Guiana.
Airline passengers will soon be able to connect to the internet either through this spacecraft or a complementary system of cell towers on the ground.

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Inmarsat S EAN Satellite Launch

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Watch LIVE on YouTube as we bring you all the excitement of our European Aviation Network satellite launch from French Guiana in real-time! Catch all the action on 28 June from 20:30 UTC and witness the 50.5 metre tall Ariane 5 rocket lift our spacecraft into orbit



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An Ariane 5 ECA rocket is scheduled to launch the Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 and GSAT 17 communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana between 20:59 and 22:16 UT, 28th June 2017.



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