Final Skynet Satellite Launched

An advanced satellite that will improve greatly the ability of UK military forces to communicate around the globe has been launched into space. The Skynet 5C platform rode into orbit atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. It joins the 5A and 5B satellites lofted successfully last year and which are already handling secure traffic for UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

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