Mission Update: HYLAS 4
|Launch Date:||April 5, 2018|
|Launch Site:||Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana|
|Launch Vehicle:||Arianespace Ariane 5|
|Mission Customer:||Avanti Communications Group plc|
The HYLAS 4 commercial communications satellite launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana on April 5, 2018 at 5:34 p.m. ET. HYLAS 4, designed and built at Orbital ATK's Dulles, Virginia, facility, will provide high speed and affordable broadband communications to Europe and Africa.
About Orbital ATK GEOStar Satellites
Orbital ATK’s highly successful Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) communications satellites are based on the company’s GEOStar spacecraft platform, which is able to accommodate all types of commercial communications payloads and is compatible with all major commercial launchers. The company’s GEOStar product line includes the GEOStar-2 design, which is optimized for smaller satellite missions that can support up to 5.0 kilowatts of payload power. Orbital ATK has also developed the higher power GEOStar-3 spacecraft design, delivering the next increment of payload power for applications between 5.0 and 8.0 kilowatts, allowing Orbital ATK to offer its innovative and reliable satellite design to the medium-class of communications satellites.