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Skynet 5B



Skynet 5B is a British geostationary military communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 22:06 UT on 14 November 2007. The 4.7 tonne craft will also service NATO needs through X-band transmissions. No further details are available.

Alternate Names

  • 32294
  • Skynet5B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-11-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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