HYLAS 4 is not only Avanti’s 3rd satellite launch but is also the 3rd launch with Arianespace from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Avanti Communications is a world leader in Ka-band satellite communications across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its HYLAS Ka-band fleet provide broadband access to homes, schools, governments and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) through an elite collection of Service Providers. Avanti has invested in ground infrastructure: it owns and operates its own diverse Gateway Earth Stations in the UK, Cyprus, Turkey, Nigeria and South Africa, with plans for other Gateways in-country, as well as an international fiber ring and cross-connected fiber network, ensuring its customers are always online.
HYLAS 4 will deliver high speed, reliable and secure satellite communications to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Governments and Satellite Operators across Europe, through its Ka-band capacity. The High Throughput Satellite will also provide services in regions, such as West and Central Africa, and with its steerable beams that provide services in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
It is the 28th Orbital ATK satellite to be launched by Arianespace, a series that started with the TOPEX-Poseidon mission in 1992.
Arianespace’s current order book includes two other Orbital ATK satellites.