Arianespace will launch a Ariane 5 rocket with a pair of commercial communications satellites. SES-14 is an all-electric satellite built by Airbus Defense and Space. Al Yah 3 (اليا3) will be the second satellite launched by Arianespace for the United Arab Emirates operator Yahsat (Al Yah Satellite Communications Company), following Al Yah 1, launched in 2011.
Featured image: Ariane 5 – Spotting973
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
VA241 update: lack of telemetry after ignition of the upper stage lasted the rest of powered flight. Both satellites confirmed separated, acquired, on orbit. SES-14 and Al Yah 3 communicating with their respective control centers. Both missions continuing https://t.co/1XIJ8dsnTm
— Stéphane Israël (@arianespaceceo) 26 January 2018
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