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Ariane 5 Launch of Hispasat 1E and Koreasat 6

Topic: Launches

Date: December 29

Location: Carbet Toukan, Kourou, GF,

UPDATE: The launch has been delayed 24 hours to Wednesday, December 29th due to high atmospheric winds.

Launch time: From 4:26 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. eastern. (From 09:26 10:15 p.m. GMT)

An Arianspace Ariane 5 will dual launch the Koreasat 6 and Hispasat 1E satellites from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.

Koreasat 6 commercial communications satellite of KT Corporation of the Republic of Korea and was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Hispasat 1E is a communications satellite designed to operate for at least 15. The satellite has a state-of-the-art Ku-band which will be located at 30 degrees West, further expanding HISPASAT's coverage in Europe, the Americas, and North Africa.

Editor's update:The launch date has been pushed back one day to allow one of the mission's customers to perform complementary checks on its payload.

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