Last-minute issues force recall of India’s GSAT-11; Ariane 5 launch in May with Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 cancelled

by Peter B. de Selding


UPDATE APRIL 24: Arianespace said the launch of the ISRO GSAT-11 is postponed indefinitely pending resolution of unspecified issues. Launch of Azerspace-3/Intelsat-38 is delayed until around August, pending search for new co-passenger on Ariane 5. Next Ariane 5 flight, in July, is four European Commission Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites. No word from ISRO on nature of GSAT-11 problem.

PARIS — India’s GSAT-11 high-throughput satellite, which arrived at Europe’s Guiana Space Center spaceport on March 30 in preparation for launch on an Ariane 5 . . .

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