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Ariane 5 • DSN 1 & GSAT 18

  • ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana 5.239366,-52.768462 (map)

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA231, to launch the DSN 1 and GSAT 18 communications satellites. DSN 1 is a X-band communications satellite built and operated by DSN Corp. on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Defense. GSAT 18 is a multipurpose communications satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization.

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