A broadband satellite which is recently launched will release a window to the internet for hundreds of thousands of discontinue consumers across Europe. The Hylas-1 satellite will perform as a communicate station for broadband traffic the cost of this satellite is £120 million, which will facilitate inaccessible rural communities to connect with the World Wide Web for the first time. This satellite, Hylas is the first super fast broadband satellite to be launched outside the US. It will be hold into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket because of be launched from French Guiana.
Britain has participated in this plan and has had a major role in the Hylas project. The satellite’s advancement was partially funded by the UK Space Agency, and Hylas was designed and manufactured for Avanti Communications by the British space company Astrium UK. When Hylas is on-stream, between 150,000 and 300,000 clients at a time will be capable to use it to access fast broadband. Science minister stated that: "Bringing innovative ideas to life need the right mix of professional knowledge, public support and opportunity. Hylas is a great example of how strategic investment in space technology can give way benefits for the wider economy."
Statement of CEO:
David Williams, chief executive of Avanti, said: "This is a milestone day for the several consumers and businesses across Europe who has been disturbed by lack of access to satisfactory broadband; it means that finally there is the opportunity to solve the digital divide. "The launch of our satellite today means that access to broadband in isolated areas is no longer on the far-off perspective."
A second satellite, Hylas-2, to be launched in 2012, is now at a superior phase of development. It will provide additional coverage across Europe as well as a path in the Middle East and parts of Africa. Both the satellites will have a aptitude of one million consumers.