SES Kick-Starts Multi-Orbit Plan With SES-17 Launch

SES-17 satellite
Credit: Thales Alenia Space
LYON, FRANCE–An Ariane 5 heavy launcher is to send the SES-17 satellite into orbit during the night of Oct. 22-23 local time at Arianespace’s Kourou, French Guiana, spaceport, as spacecraft manufacturer Thales seeks to capture half of the crucial North American inflight connectivity market. The...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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