Intelsat 17 & HYLAS-1

Launch Time
Fri Nov 26, 2010 18:39 UTC

Flight V198.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

Intelsat 17

INTELSAT 17 is a telecommunication satellite built by SPACE SYSTEMS / LORAL in Palo Alto (California) for the operator INTELSAT. It is LORAL's 45th satellite delivery to INTELSAT.

INTELSAT 17 is a powerful satellite designed to provide a wide range of telecommunication services in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Asia. With a mass of 5.5 tons, INTELSAT 17 occupies an orbital position of 66 degrees East and will enable INTELSAT to extend its C-band coverage while providing video services for the Indian Ocean region. INTELSAT 17 replaces the INTELSAT 702 satellite.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 5,540.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


HYLAS (or HYLAS-1) is a British satellite in geostationary orbit. HYLAS, which is an acronym for Highly Adaptable Satellite, is a communications satellite and was launched by the European Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guyana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana. It is located at the orbital location of 33.5 degrees west and provides new and innovative services including High Definition Television (HDTV) and interactive satellite-delivered broadband services.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,570.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



67th orbital launch attempt


186th mission
5th mission of 2010
179th successful mission
42nd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

54th mission
5th mission of 2010
50th successful mission
40th consecutive successful mission