EchoStar 17 launch

An Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe’s Spacesport, Kourou, French Guiana on Thursday, July 5 carrying EchoStar 17 and MSG-3 to orbit. EchoStar 17 is operated by Hughes Network Systems and will expand high-speed broadband internet over North America. MSG-3 (Meteosat 10) is a weather satellite for Eumetsat (Europe’s weather satellite agency) and it will collect detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa.

The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for these satellites are not available yet. Stay up-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI’s Launch Notifications.

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