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Skynet 5C



Skynet 5C is a British geostationary, military communications craft that was launched by an Ariane 5ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:05 UT on 12 June 2008. The 4.6 tonne (with fuel) craft will provide secure services to British and NATO forces, after parking over 17.8° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33055
  • Skynet5C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-06-12
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
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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