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...

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