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Arabsat’s Greek subsidiary launches Hellas Sat 4

Hellas Sat 4 launch.

Arabsat’s Greek subsidiary Hellas Sat has successfully launched Hellas Sat 4. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

Hellas Sat 4 is a Ku-band satellite and will be positioned at 39 degrees East providing coverage over Europe, the Middle East and the Southern Africa.

The satellite is expected to commence service in Q3 of 2019.

The new satellite will extend Hellas Sat’s capacity and geographical reach to meet the growing demand for applications that include video, maritime connectivity, cellular backhaul, corporate networks and government services.

Hellas Sat 4 will also serve as a back-up to Hellas Sat 3 satellite, which is located at the same orbital slot and was launched in 2017.

Speaking about the launch, Christodoulos Protopapas, CEO of Hellas Sat, said: “Hellas Sat 4 is a powerful addition to our network and a major milestone to our business plan. It brings new capacity that will enable our existing and new customers to unlock new growth opportunities in applications including broadcasting, mobility and private data networks. Moreover, it will enable us to deliver high quality services at competitive prices as well as unmatched performance, resiliency and redundancy to our customers.”