First Ariane 5 Rocket Launch of 2017 as SKY Brasil-1 & Telkom-3S Head for Space on VA-235

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Arianespace has successfully launched the first Ariane 5 heavy lift rocket of 2017 taking two communications satellites into orbit, Sky Brasil 1 and Telkom-3S. Liftoff took place at 21:39 UTC, February 14th 2017 from Kourou in French Guiana. This was the 91st Ariane 5 launch since 1996.

SKY Brasil-1 for Latin American DirecTV will be placed at 43 degrees West and hosts 81 Ku and Ka-band transponders for Direct to Home television to Brazil. Telkom-3S for Indonesian will be positioned at 118 degrees East and hosts 32 C-Band and 10 Ku-band transponders providing Television and Internet services to Indonesia.

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