[QUOTE][SIZE=3][url=http://www.arianespace.com/press-releases/?taxonomy%5Bpress-release-category%5D=ariane-5]Ariane 5[/url][COLOR=#ACACAC] | August 29, 2017[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][SIZE=7][B]Flight VA239: Arianespace to launch INTELSAT 37e and BSAT-4a on September 5, 2017, with Ariane 5[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]For its ninth launch of the year, and the fifth Ariane 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit Intelsat 37e for the operator Intelsat and BSAT-4a for the manufacturer SSL (Space Systems Loral) in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT).[/SIZE]
With this 292th mission performed by its family of launchers, and the 239th utilizing an Ariane family launch vehicle – Arianespace is at the service of the latest innovation in space telecommunications.
The Launch Readiness Review (LRR) will take place on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kourou, to authorize the start of operations for the final countdown.