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Launch ArianeGroup Flight 250 Launch (26NOV2019)

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Ariane 5 is set for a launch in about an hour from now. They have a livestream on Facebook (embedded below). This flight will launch two satellites in orbit...

TIBA-1: The civil and governmental communications satellite will be stationed at the 35.5 deg East longitude orbital slot position following its deployment by Ariane 5 and will provide communications services to the country of Egypt via a Ka-band payload. The spacecraft’s estimated mass at liftoff is 5,600 kilograms (12,346 pounds).

Inmarsat GX5: Built by Thales Alenia Space for Inmarsat, the British satellite telecommunications company that provides telephone and data services to users worldwide. The spacecraft is the fifth in the GX satellite fleet, which has enabled seamless, mobile broadband services to become available to customers.

Ariane 5’s, fourth launch of the year will place its satellite passengers into geostationary transfer orbit. The launcher will be carrying a total payload of approximately 10,495 kg. The launch will be performed from Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA-3) in Kourou, French Guiana.

 
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