A great day for Hellas Sat, Cyprus and Greece, says Minister, waiting for satellite’s launch from Kourou

This is a great day for Hellas Sat, Cyprus and Greece, since after much effort and four years of hard work Hellas Sat 4 satellite is ready to launch, Minister of Communications Vassiliki Anastasiadou has said from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana, where Hellas Sat 4 will launch at around midnight (Cyprus time).

The Minister stressed that this is a memorable step as regards the space sector for Cyprus, since it will increase Hellas Sat capacity by offering many opportunities for telecommunication services in Europe, Africa and Asia.

She said that in addition to the political and commercial importance of Hellas Sats launch, “we are very excited about the fact that the flags of Cyprus and Greece will travel with the satellite in space”.

“It is a day of pride for all of us. We wish the Ariane VA 247 flight good luck”, she said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency