Avanti launches Communications satellite for Middle East and Africa
Published on: 6th Aug 2012
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Avanti Communications Group has confirmed the successful launch of its HYLAS 2 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on an Ariane rocket.
The Ariane 5 launch was perfect, injecting HYLAS 2 into the correct orbit precisely on schedule. HYLAS 2 separated from the Ariane 5 on time and telemetry was received at the control centre at the European Spaceport.
David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications, commented: "I'm delighted that our second satellite, HYLAS 2, has been successfully launched and is operating under our control. It will now undertake a series of pre-planned in orbit acceptance tests over the coming three months before we commence service for customers."
Deploying 24 fixed beams and one steerable beam, HYLAS 2 provides customers with the flexibility to address current and future markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.