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Spacecraft separation confirmed!

Congratulations to Arianespace for another successful launch!

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The Arianespace livestream is down, so here is a replay from Rawspace.

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V258 launch sticker

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2022-110A/53765 in 357 x 60743 km x 3.40°
2022-110B/53766 in 307 x 60375 km x 3.34°

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https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/1567651229274181642

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🚀To learn more about our Flight #VA258, take a look at our press release:
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/ariane-5-successfully-launches-the-innovative-eutelsat-konnect-vhts-satellite/

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/1567646853205721088

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Cannot resist to share a few more gorgeous pics of today's launch #VA258. Congrats to @Arianespace team, again brilliant, to @ArianeGroup's, as well to our customer @Eutelsat_SA and their partner @Thales_Alenia_S!

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CelesTrak has GP data for 2 objects from the launch (2022-110) of Eutelsat Konnect VHTS atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on Sep 7 at 2145 UTC

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1567705474153467904

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U.S. CSpOC Space-Track is now listing TLEs from last night's Ariane-5 Eutelsat Konnect VHTS launch as two objects in orbit, COSPAR IDs 2022-110 A and B:

https://twitter.com/Astroguyz/status/1567910361923309569

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any object tle location traking namber ?

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Truly incredible views of the recent Ariane 5 launch! 🤩

During the VA258 mission, the most powerful telecommunications satellite ever built by Europe was successfully deployed into orbit.

https://twitter.com/EuropeSpace360/status/1569786578418925570


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making good progress, almost there
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Unfortunately, SSN often loses the satellite.
The TLEs are 3 days old again.
Based on the progress, I'm guessing Eutelsat Konnect VHTS has arrived the GEO in the meantime.
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« Last Edit: 02/05/2023 01:18 pm by GWR64 »

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Press release - 26 October 2023 07:30
Successful entry into service of the EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS satellite, driving connectivity growth

    One of the most advanced satellites delivering fixed, mobile, and government connectivity across Europe.

    500 Gbps of capacity making it the largest ever European geostationary satellite.

    Firm commitments totaling c.€450m, underpinning Eutelsat Group’s revenue growth objectives in the coming years.

Paris, 26 October 2023 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris / London Stock exchange: ETL) announces today the successful entry into service of its state-of-the-art EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS Very High Throughput Satellite, at the 2.7°E orbital position.

EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS, a very high throughput satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, will provide fixed, mobile and government connectivity across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Delivering 230 beams and with a Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps, EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS is the largest geostationary satellite to date in Europe. It embarks the most powerful on-board digital processor ever put in orbit, offering capacity allocation flexibility, optimal spectrum use, and progressive ground network deployment.

This state-of-the-art satellite, with capacity seven times that of the previous generation EUTELSAT KONNECT, enters service with several major committed customers, namely Orange -- via its Nordnet affiliate for the French coverage, Telecom Italia Mobile over Italy, and Thales Alenia Space to serve notably government connectivity services. Totaling c.€450m, these commitments underpin Eutelsat Group’s revenue growth objectives in the coming years.

Eutelsat Group CEO Eva Berneke commented: “The entry into service of the state-of-the-art EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS is an important milestone for the Group, showcasing once again our leadership in innovation, and our commitment to bringing connectivity to the next level in Europe to help bridge the digital divide. With its ability to accommodate joint GEO-LEO services, specifically in zones where demand is highly concentrated, EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS represents a key asset in the Group’s offering going forward. Moreover, its substantial precommitments are a testament to the significant demand for satellite connectivity, even in developed markets.”

https://www.eutelsat.com/en/news/press.html#/pressreleases/successful-entry-into-service-of-the-eutelsat-konnect-vhts-satellite-driving-connectivity-growth-3282160

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