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Arianespace to launch HYLAS
Evry, July 22, 2009

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2009/07-22-09-Hylas-contract.asp

Avanti Communications Group plc, has chosen Arianespace to launch the HYLAS telecommunications satellite. This new contract is the 11th signed by Arianespace with the major satellite operators.

The launch of the HYLAS satellite is planned for the first semester of 2010, using an Ariane 5 or Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

HYLAS is the first satellite entrusted to Arianespace by Avanti Communications, the new European satellite operator. Avanti Communications is Arianespace’s 31st new customer.

HYLAS has been built by the industrial consortium grouping EADS Astrium and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) using an ISRO I-2K platform. Positioned at 33.5 degrees West, this powerful Ka band satellite will be Europe’s first superfast broadband satellite, serving customers all over  Europe. The satellite will weigh about 2,750 kg at launch, and has a design life exceeding 15 years.

“We have chosen Arianespace for the launch of HYLAS as they have demonstrated the right combination of reliability, value and performance,” said David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications Group plc. “Their track record is the best guarantee of success. HYLAS, once in orbit will begin a new era in broadband services for the people of Europe and so a reliable and successful launch is of huge importance.”

Commenting on this latest contract, Arianespace Chairman and CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall said: “Arianespace is proud of this opportunity to serve a new satellite operator and I would like to thank Avanti Communications for its choice. This new contract, the 11th signed in 2009 and the 2nd in the United Kingdom, is clear recognition of the quality and competiveness of our launch Service and Solutions offer.”

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #1 on: 07/22/2009 07:29 PM »
Is Arianespace gaining on the launch market or will there be more satellites launched the coming years than before?

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #2 on: 07/22/2009 08:01 PM »
“We have chosen Arianespace for the launch of HYLAS as they have demonstrated the right combination of reliability, value and performance,” said David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications Group plc.

The $17.5 million in financing from ESA didn't hurt either.

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #3 on: 11/06/2009 03:05 PM »
Hylas, a flexible, broadband Ka-band satellite, is steadily moving towards completion. The communications payload has been shipped from England to India for integration with the platform, marking a key milestone for the project.

Read more:
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMSFM5RN1G_index_0.html

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #4 on: 05/16/2010 09:17 AM »
Arianespace to launch Intelsat 17
Evry, May 15, 2010

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2010/05-15-2010-intelsat-17-launch.asp

Arianespace announced today that it has signed a contract with Intelsat, the leading provider of fixed satellite services, to launch Intelsat 17.

The launch "Service & Solutions" contract calls for the heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA to place Intelsat 17 into geostationary transfer orbit at the end of 2010 from the European Space Port in French Guiana.

With a mass of nearly 5800 kg. at liftoff, Intelsat 17 will provide higher-performing capacity across Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia from its orbital slot of 66 degrees East.  This satellite will also expand Intelsat's C-band video distribution community in the Indian Ocean region. Intelsat 17 will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite.

"We are proud to be able to offer Intelsat the unrivalled performance and reliability of the Ariane 5 ECA for its Intelsat 17 mission. We relish this opportunity to cultivate even further the longstanding relationship between Arianespace and Intelsat," said Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall.

Intelsat is the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services. With Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.


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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2010 04:30 PM »
Hylas on schedule for launch
 
4 June 2010
The completion of important tests on the Hylas telecommunications satellite has brought it a step closer to launch late this year. Once the final tests are completed, Hylas will be ready to be shipped to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in August.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEML6J5XT9G_index_0.html

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #6 on: 09/29/2010 08:54 PM »
Hylas gets green light for spaceport trip
 
29 September 2010
Following extensive testing in India, the Hylas-1 telecommunication satellite has been given the go-ahead for shipping to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for its November flight.

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Technology/SEMLAUPOHEG_0.html

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Hylas gets green light for spaceport trip.

Following extensive testing in India, the Hylas-1 telecommunication satellite has been given the go-ahead for shipping to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for its November flight.

The Hylas-1 mission, a public-private partnership between ESA and Avanti Communications in the UK, will target the high demand for broadband services in Europe. The Agency’s advanced communications payload will deliver broadband services to hundreds of thousands of European customers on a flexible basis, shifting bandwidth between regions in line with demand.

EADS Astrium is the mission prime contractor, with the satellite platform coming from Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation. Satellite assembly and qualification testing were performed in Bangalore, India.

Other European and Canadian companies including TESAT, ComDev, and Casa Espacio provided essential equipment for the communication payload.


www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk/News-and-Events/News/19754.aspx
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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #8 on: 10/20/2010 10:37 AM »
Hylas-1 arrived at Europe's Spaceport
 
19 October 2010
The Hylas-1 telecommunications satellite has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Its next journey will be to space, into its operational geostationary orbit nearly 36 000 km up.

http://www.esa.int/esaTE/SEMITNYOBFG_index_0.html

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #9 on: 10/20/2010 12:18 PM »
Hylas-1 & Intelsat-17  launch date is set for 25 November.

http://www.avantiplc.com/news/press-releases/launch-date-set-hylas-1


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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #10 on: 10/30/2010 02:28 AM »
Payload preparations are underway for Arianespace's fifth Ariane 5 mission of 2010

October 29, 2010 – Ariane Flight 198

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 for operation by Avanti Communications in the United Kingdom.

Intelsat 17 will be positioned at 66 deg. East, offering programmers distribution in a region that extends across Asia and into Europe and Africa.  Built by Space Systems/Loral, Intelsat 17’s C- and Ku-band capacity will provide multi-continental coverage, and this spacecraft will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite that was launched by Arianespace in June 1994.

The HYLAS 1 spacecraft was designed and built by EADS Astrium for satellite broadband operator Avanti Communications, and will bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe using a highly adaptable payload.  Operating in the Ku and Ka bands, the spacecraft is designed to allocate varying amounts of power and bandwidth to the various regions within its footprint, reacting to the highs and lows of traffic demand.  The HYLAS 1 platform was provided by Antrix Corporation – the Indian Space Research Organisation’s commercial arm, with satellite assembly and qualification testing performed in Bangalore, India.

Arianespace remains on track for a total of six Ariane 5 flights in 2010.  Its most recent was yesterday’s launch, which orbited the W3B and BSAT-3b satellites.  It was preceded by three other dual-payload missions: an August 4 flight that orbited RASCOM-QAF 1R and NILESAT 201; the June 26 mission with Arabsat-5A and the COMS spacecraft; and the May 21 launch with ASTRA 3B and COMSATBw-2.

In other 2010 launch activity, an October 20 Soyuz mission performed for Arianespace by its Starsem affiliate lofted the initial six Globalstar second-generation constellation satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2010/733.asp

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #11 on: 11/10/2010 04:24 AM »
rianespace’s fifth Ariane 5 is ready to receive its Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1 satellite payloads

November 8, 2010 – Ariane Flight 198

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s November 25 mission approaches its Launcher Integration Building at the Spaceport.
 

This milestone marks Ariane 5’s formal delivery to Arianespace by industrial prime contractor EADS Astrium Space Transportation, which was responsible for build-up of the launch vehicle’s core cryogenic stage with its two solid boosters and the cryogenic upper stage in the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building.

The Ariane 5’s liftoff with Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1 is set for November 25, and will be the 198th mission of an Ariane family launcher.

Once in orbit, Intelsat 17 will offer distribution in a region that extends across Asia and into Europe and Africa, operating from an orbital positioned of 66 deg. East – effectively located next to Intelsat's successful Asian video distribution neighborhood positioned at 68.5 degrees East.  The spacecraft was built by Space Systems/Loral, and carries C- and Ku-band capacity to provide multi-continental coverage.  It is to replace the Intelsat 702 satellite, which was launched by Arianespace in June 1994.

HYLAS 1 will bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe using a highly adaptable Ku- and Ka-band payload.  Designed and built by EADS Astrium for satellite broadband operator Avanti Communications, this spacecraft is designed to allocate varying amounts of power and bandwidth to the various regions within its footprint, reacting to the highs and lows of traffic demand.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2010/734.asp

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #12 on: 11/11/2010 12:49 PM »
Launch moved to 26 Nov

Hylas-1 launch preparations underway

11 November 2010
Hylas-1 is bringing Europe broadband from the sky. This 'Highly Adaptable Satellite' is our continent's first geostationary satellite dedicated to high-speed Internet, rolling out broadband connectivity to hundreds of thousands of Europeans. The satellite is due to be launched on 26 November onboard Ariane flight V198 and is in final preparation at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Visit the new Hylas-1 website to learn more and follow the launch.

http://www.esa.int/Hylas/

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #13 on: 11/17/2010 04:46 PM »
Arianespace launch kit has been posted on :
http://www.arianespace.com/news-launch-kits/launch-kit.asp
Best regards, Stephan

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #14 on: 11/25/2010 04:03 AM »
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission is a “go” with Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1

November 24, 2010 – Ariane Flight 198

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2010/736.asp

The fifth Ariane 5 mission of 2010 was given the go-ahead today for its November 26 liftoff with Arianespace’s dual payload of the Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1 satellites.

This authorization followed the completion of today’s launch readiness review, which validates to “go” status of the heavy-lift Ariane 5, its two spacecraft passengers, the launch infrastructure at the Spaceport in French Guiana, and the network of down-range tracking stations.

With the successful review, Ariane 5 is cleared for tomorrow’s rollout from the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone, where it will be readied for liftoff on Friday during an early launch window that opens at 3:39 p.m. local time in French Guiana and continues to 6:54 p.m.

For this 198th mission of an Ariane family launcher – and the 54th flight for Ariane 5 – the launch vehicle will deliver an estimated 8,870 kg. total payload, of which approximately 8,070 kg. is the combined mass of Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1, with the remaining weight represented by the SYLDA dispenser system and integration hardware.

During the 49 min. flight, Intelsat 17 will be released first, followed by HYLAS 1. 

Intelsat 17 will provide telecommunications coverage over Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India for Intelsat – the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. HYLAS 1 is the first broadband services platform for Avanti Communications, and will offer two-way data services across Europe.


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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #15 on: 11/26/2010 08:38 AM »
Hylas-1 launch
 
25 November 2010   
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live, due to take place on Friday 26 November during a launch window between 19:39 and 22:54 CET.

Watch the launch live:
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Hylas/SEMFDVFMTGG_0.html

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #16 on: 11/26/2010 08:43 AM »
Ariane 5 is ready for Arianespace’s fifth launch of 2010
 
http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2010/737.asp

November 25, 2010 – Ariane Flight 198

The heavy-lift mission with Intelsat 17 and HYLAS 1 is in the Spaceport’s launch zone, ready for an afternoon liftoff tomorrow on Arianespace’s fifth Ariane 5 launch of 2010 from French Guiana.

Rolling out under partly cloudy skies, the Ariane 5 was transferred today from its Final Assembly Building to the ELA 3 launch zone at the Spaceport.  This clears the way for final systems checks and fueling, leading to a November 26 liftoff during a launch window that opens at 3:39 p.m. and continues to 6:54 p.m. (local time in French Guiana).

The mission’s Intelsat 17 payload was produced by Space Systems/Loral based on the company’s LS 1300 Omega satellite bus, and will be positioned at an orbital slot of 66 deg. East after its deployment by Ariane 5.  Its C- and Ku-band capacity, combined with and multi-continental coverage, will offer programmers distribution over a region that extends across Asia and into Europe and Africa.  This is the latest in a long series of Arianespace launches for Intelsat, the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide.

HYLAS 1 is the first satellite for London-based Avanti Communications, which sells satellite broadband services to telecommunications companies for the supply to residential, enterprise and institutional users.  Designed and built by EADS Astrium in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation, HYLAS 1 will bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe.  The flexibility of its payload enables Avanti Communications to change the bandwidth of its 8 Ka-band beams while in orbit at a position of 33.5 deg. West, maximizing the satellite’s efficiency.

Tomorrow’s mission will be the 198th mission of an Ariane family vehicle, and the fifth Ariane 5 flight in 2010. 

To support Arianespace’s sustained launch pace, it is one of three Ariane 5s currently at the Spaceport. 

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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #17 on: 11/26/2010 02:37 PM »
bump for live coverage (webcast starts in 2hrs 47 min.)

http://www.videocorner.tv/videocorner2/live_flv/index.php?langue=en
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Re: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA - Hylas and Intelsat-17 - November 26
« Reply #18 on: 11/26/2010 03:01 PM »
The press kit for both Arianespace and the just-released one for EADS

http://www.astrium.eads.net/media/document/launch_kit_flight_198_en.pdf

say Hylas solar panel span is 36 meters, but other sources say only 9 meters. I think this is a mistake in the press kits... can anyone confirm? The artist drawings of Hylas sure make it look smaller than that!
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Moved for live coverage

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