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April 5 Ariane 5 • Superbird 8/DSN 1 & Hylas 4
Launch time: 2134 GMT (5:34 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA242, to launch the Superbird 8/DSN 1 and Hylas 4 communications satellites. Built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., the Superbird 8/DSN 1 satellite is a hybrid communications craft for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and the Japanese Ministry of Defense. The Superbird 8/DSN 1 satellite’s launch was delayed from mid-2016 after it was damaged during shipment from Japan to the launch site in French Guiana. Built by Orbital ATK and owned by UK-based Avanti Communications, Hylas 4 will provide broadband and broadcast coverage with a Ka-band payload for customers in Africa, Latin America and Europe.
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