Hellas Sat, member of the Arabsat Group, announced the successful launch of the HS3-IS Satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. The Ariane 5 liftoff occurred at 11:08 Athens time, carrying the HS3-IS satellite that was built by Thales Alenia Space. HS3-IS will maintain and expand DTH and telecom services for the Hellas Sat business reach in Europe, Middle East and Africa from the orbital position of 39 Degrees East.