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Intelsat 29e Installed Atop Arianespace Ariane 5 For January 27 Liftoff

Monday, January 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The launch vehicle for Arianespace's first mission of 2016 has received its payload, as the initial Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) has been mated to the Ariane 5 at the Spaceport in French Guiana. During activity in the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building, this spacecraft—designated Intelsat 29e —was installed atop the launcher yesterday, a step which is to be followed by its encapsulation in the ogive-shaped protective payload fairing. Intelsat 29e will be a solo payload on this January 27 delivery mission to geostationary transfer orbit.

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