Sky Muster II (NBN-Co 1B) & GSAT-18

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

NBN-Co 1B, nicknamed Sky Muster II, is a high-throughput communications satellite tasked with providing high-speed broadband service to rural and remote areas of Australia. Launched along with it is the Indian geostationary communications satellite GSAT-18.

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Additional Media

VA231 - Mission Success

74TH SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN A ROW FOR ARIANE 5, EQUALING THE RECORD SET BY ARIANE 4, AND SUPPORTING THE SPACE AMBITIONS OF AUSTRALIA AND INDIA Arianespace has ...

Arianespace Flight VA231 / Sky Muster™ II and GSAT-18

74TH SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN A ROW FOR ARIANE 5, EQUALING THE RECORD SET BY ARIANE 4, AND SUPPORTING THE SPACE AMBITIONS OF AUSTRALIA AND INDIA Arianespace has ...

Ariane 5 ECA

Family: Ariane 5
Configuration: ECA

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
  • Family
    Ariane 5
  • Variant
    ECA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

Circle Image
CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 138 Failures: 7 Pending: 38

Agency Type: Commercial

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

INFO WIKI

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Ariane Launch Area 3


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