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Sky Muster 2 & GSAT 18 Ariane 5 Launch
October 5, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM EDTFree
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA231, to launch the Sky Muster 2 (NBN Co 1B) and GSAT 18 communications satellites. The Sky Muster 2 satellite will provide high-speed Internet services for Australia’s National Broadband Network. GSAT 18 is a multipurpose communications satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization. Sky Muster 2 replaced Japan’s Superbird 8 satellite on the mission after it was damaged during transport to the launch site.
Launch window: 2030-2145 GMT (4:30-5:45 pm EDT)