Ariane-5 flight VA243 will launch the Horizons 3e and Intelsat 38 satellites. Horizons 3e has been produced by Boeing via a partnership between Intelsat and the Japanese operator Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. Horizons 3e is being fielded so as to provide mobility services. The second payload on this mission, the Intelsat 38 spacecraft, was constructed by SSL. Also known as Azerspace 2, Intelsat 38 is owned by Azercosmos and is designed to provide direct-to-home communications services.
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time:6:56 PM GFT / 2018-09-07 21:56:00Z