Germany wins regulatory OK for Heinrich Hertz satellite launch in June, on last Ariane 5, with French military Syracuse 4B

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The German government has won  regulatory approval for a 2.5-month extension, to July 15, of the deadline for launching its civil/military Heinrich Hertz satellite, H2Sat.

The new date should give Germany and the H2Sat prime contractor, OHB SE, time enough to wrap up environmental testing of the satellite for shipment to Europe’s Guiana Space Center spaceport by April 17.

Under this schedule, it would be mated with the French Defense Ministry’s Syracuse 4B

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