Intelsat 32e/SkyBrasil-1 & Telkom-3S

Launch Time
Tue Feb 14, 2017 21:39 UTC

Flight VA235.


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 32e/SkyBrasil-1

It is a 6-tonne satellite operated by AT & T, a subsidiary of Direct TV Latin America. Equipped with 60 transponders in the Ku band and 21 in the Ka-band, it was manufactured by Airbus Defense & Space. It will provide HDTV and 3D video services as well as the distribution of 20 additional beams for local TVs over South America at 43.1 ° W.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,000.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Telkom 3S

It will replace the Telkom 3, lost in orbit when it was launched by a Russian Proton in 2012. With a mass of 3550 kg, it is equipped with 24 C-band transponders and 10 Ku-band transponders for HDTV, GSM, and Internet. Stalled over Asia at 118 ° E, it will replace Telkom 2 launched in 2005.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,550.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



8th orbital launch attempt


246th mission
2nd mission of 2017
238th successful mission
29th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

91st mission
1st mission of 2017
87th successful mission
77th consecutive successful mission