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HYLAS 1 (Highly Adaptable Satellite) was launched from Kourou at 18:39 UT on 26 November 2010 by an Ariane 5 rocket. The craft weighed 2242 kg. HYLAS 1 operates both in Ku- and Ka-bands and will bring high-speed broadband services to remote rural areas across Europe while in orbit at a position of 33.5° W. The flexibility of the payload enables it to change the bandwidth of its 8 Ka-band beams while in orbit, maximizing the satellite's efficiency. The satellite has a mission lifetime of around 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37237
  • HYLAS1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-11-26
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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