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Eutelsat Signs Multiple-Launch Agreement with Arianespace

Another announcement of a long-awaited commercial launch contract:

The agreement covers five launches until 2027 and will provide Eutelsat with assured access to space with schedule flexibility at cost effective prices. With this agreement, Eutelsat is the first commercial customer to sign up to Ariane 6, Arianespace’s next-generation launch vehicle, expected to start service from 2020.

Signing a multiple-launch agreement covering a decade is less meaningful than a contract for a _specific_ Ariane 6 launch, but noteworthy nonetheless.