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Orbital ATK Successfully Launched HYLAS 4 Commercial Communications Satellite

first_imgOrbital ATK has announced that their HYLAS 4 commercial communications Ka-band satellite, built by the company for Avanti Communications Group, was successfully launched aboard an Arianespace rocket. HYLAS 4 is the third GEOStar-3 satellite to be completed by Orbital ATK and will provide high speed and affordable broadband communications to Europe and Africa.Liftoff occurred at 5:34 p.m. EDT from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite separated successfully from the launch vehicle approximately 35 minutes into the mission after reaching its targeted orbit. Orbital ATK completed the satellite’s initial post-launch health check and configuration in preparation for orbit-raising procedures and in-orbit tests.HYLAS 4 was built in Orbital ATK’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia. It is a hybrid electric propulsion and all Ka-band high-throughput satellite that sets a new standard for affordability and payload flexibility in its class. The satellite will extend Avanti’s Ka-band coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, additional capacity can be provided through four steerable beams, which can address existing regions or new regions such as Latin America.The GEOStar-3 platform is the newest, highest power and most advanced platform in the flight-proven GEOStar product line. The spacecraft bus features an increase in both battery capacity and solar array power, enabling the GEOStar-3 to provide up to 8 kilowatts of power to the payload. The hybrid electric propulsion system provides the benefits of higher power and greater payload capability while maintaining cost-effective launches and a faster path to orbit than all electric systems. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Mike Tyson tells how his pet Bengal tiger ‘f***** up’ a trespasser’s hand so badly he gave them £200k

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Boxing – MIKE TYSON claimed he once paid a trespasser £200,000 after his pet Bengal tiger “f***** up” her hand so badly.The former heavyweight king, 53, famously kept the big cat as a pet at his home but had to give them up when a horror accident unfolded.Mike Tyson decided to pay a trespasser around £200,000 after his tiger mauled her handCredit: Rex FeaturesSpeaking to American rapper Fat Joe, Iron Mike was asked if it was true that his tiger jumped out of the enclosure and attacked a neighbour.But Tyson quickly set the record straight.He said: “No, no, no, Joe, that’s not what happened.“Somebody jumped over my fence where the tiger was and started playing with the tiger.“The tiger didn’t know the lady so it was a bad accident. She jumped into the property where the tiger was.“They tried to [sue] until they found out she jumped over the fence and she trespassed with the tiger.“When I saw what the tiger did to her hand, I had a lot of money back then, so I gave her $250,000 (£200,000) whatever it was because she was just f***** up.”Tyson – who won 50 of his 56 fights with 44 coming by way of KO – kept the tiger for 16 years before being forced to get rid.And he admits he didn’t realise just how powerful and dangerous they were to try and have as pets.They kill you by accident… They’re too strong, especially when you’re playing rough with them, you’re punching back them back and they hit you back and you’re dead.Mike TysonHe added: “You can’t believe what they can do to human flesh – I had no idea.“I was foolish then, there is no way you’re going to domesticate these cats 100 per cent, there’s no way that’s going to happen. “They kill you by accident, they don’t even mean to kill you, they do it by accident.“They’re too strong, especially when you’re playing rough with them, you’re punching back them back and they hit you back and you’re dead.“I loved them – I used to sleep with them. I’m just happy I educated myself that I was doing the wrong s***.“I shouldn’t have had them in my house, I shouldn’t have had them domesticated. I believed they were domesticated. I was wrong.”Tyson – who now runs a cannabis farm – also told the story of how he got hold of the pet – after a conversation with his car dealer during his time in prison.The outlandish American said: “I had three of them in my house. I had their mother and father.“I was in prison and talking to a friend I bought a car from.“He said, ‘I’ll be taking cars and trading them for some animals.’“I said, ‘What kind of animals?’“He said, ‘Horses and stuff. My dad mates tigers and lions and stuff – that would be cooler than Ferraris.’“I said, ‘Yeah, that would be true. Why don’t you order me a couple when I get outside? I’ll be getting out in a couple of months.’“I was in prison so when I got out and came home and had the cub.”The American boxer got the exotic pet after a conversation with his car dealer and kept it for 16 yearsCredit: Getty – ContributorIron Mike won 50 of his 56 fights with 44 coming by way of KO across a hugely successful heavyweight careerCredit: AFP – GettyWatch Mike Tyson show off blistering boxing skill and speed at 53 which would still give top heavyweights problems now Most awesome bullfighting festival Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img Football player touch female referee s breast! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more