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The third and final military communications satellite of the £3.6bn Skynet 5 programme is set to launch into space today.
The system will provide secure military communications for the Ministry of Defence.
The first two satellites entered space in April and November last year.
They will provide a high-bandwidth secure communcation network for voice, data and video traffic.
The satellite will lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana, today on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.