International Designator 2010-065

2010-065A

HYLAS 1 (Highly Adaptable Satellite) was launched from Kourou at 18:39 UT on 2010 November 26 by an Ariane 5 rocket. The craft weighed 2,242 kg. HYLAS 1 operates both in Ku- and Ka-bands and will bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe while in orbit at a position of 33.5° W. The flexibility of the payload enables it to change the bandwidth of its 8 Ka-band beams while in orbit, maximizing the satellite's efficiency. The satellite has a mission lifetime of around 15 years.

The initial orbital parameters were period = 1,436.15 minutes, apogee = 35,798.7 km, perigee = 35,776.5 km, inclination = 0.0° on 2011 Mar 30 at 07:11:14 UTC.

Launch Date: 2010 Nov 26 at 18:39:00 UTC
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5

Source: NSSDC Master Catalog and SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 685

2010-065B

INTELSAT 17 was launched from Kourou at 18:39 UT on 2010 November 26 by an Ariane 5 rocket. The craft weighed 5,500 kg. The satellite will provide a range of telecommunications services, joining the INTELSAT 10 spacecraft at an adjacent location in geosynchronous orbit. INTELSAT 17 is part of a nine-satellite investment program that is expected to provide enhanced high-powered capacity to Intelsat's global fleet. The satellite carries 24 C-band and 25 Ku-band transponders serving Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia from the 66° E orbital location. It will replace the INTELSAT 702 satellite and is designed to provide service for the next 16 years. INTELSAT 17 is slated to enter service in the first quarter of 2011.

The initial orbital parameters were period = 1,436.12 minutes, apogee = 35,795.7 km, perigee = 35,778.5 km, inclination = 0.0° on 2011 Mar 31 at 17:39:14 UTC.

Launch Date: 2010 Nov 26 at 18:39:00 UTC
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5

Source: NSSDC Master Catalog and SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 685


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