Hellas Sat 3 launched into orbit


The Greek and Cypriot telecommunications satellite Hellas Sat 3 was launched into orbit late Wednesday night from French Guiana. Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas said that, with the launch, Greece is “turning a page” with regard to its policy to make the most of space and space applications.

Earlier this year, the government said the launch of the Hellas Sat satellite will “create important commercial opportunities, which will be developed by a space policy agency along European lines.”