LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Apr 05 2018
Arianespace

DSN 1 & HYLAS 4

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(9:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(9:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(10:24 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 5 ECA

Description:

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Ariane 5 ECA rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • DSN-1 (also known as Kirameki 1, Superbird 8 or Superbird B3) is Japanese X-band military communications satellite. It was planned to be launched in 2016, however the satellite was damaged during transport to the launch site and repairs delayed the launch. The satellite is to replace aging Superbird-B2 satellite at 162° East in geostationary orbit. HYLAS 4 is a communications satellite build by Orbital ATK for Avanti Communication. It features hybrid propulsion system, with traditional chemical thrusters for orbit raising and ion engines for stationkeeping. The satellite carries 66 high-throughput Ka-band beams and will provide services to regions of Africa and Europe.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3