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HYLAS: Internet via satellite for Europe
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- Title HYLAS: Internet via satellite for Europe
- Date of Production 22/11/2010
- Length 00:13:35
- Language English, International Sound
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
On 26 November Ariane V198, an Ariane 5 version, will launch from Kourou in French Guyane, two telecom satellites: Intelsat 17 and Hylas 1.
Hylas stands for Highly Adaptable Satellite and is indeed a very special satellite, the results of a partnership between ESA and Avanti, a new satellite operator, to launch the first European satellite dedicated to deliver broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses across Europe as well as support a range of conventional telecommunications services.
For ESA Hylas marks also the first launch of a Telecom satellite in ten years opening a new approach in this field.
This video news release explains Hylas innovative mission and partnership.