3 August 2012 – satellite launch

HYLAS 2 was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Ariane Flight VA208 on Thursday 2 August at 9.54pm UK time.  The Ariane 5 launch was said to be perfect, injecting HYLAS 2 into the correct orbit precisely on schedule.  HYLAS 2 separated from the Ariane 5 on time and telemetry was received at the control centre at the European Spaceport.  We continue to rate the shares as a BUY.