Payload Preparations Underway For Fifth Ariane 5 2010 Mission

Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Oct 30, 2010 Both satellites for Arianespace’s next heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight – the fifth for this workhorse launcher in 2010 – are undergoing their final checkout for a November 25 liftoff. The mission will orbit Intelsat 17 for Intelsat of the U.S., along with HYLAS 1 (pictured)for operation by Avanti Communications in the United Kingdom. Intelsat 17 will be positioned at 66 deg. East, offerin


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