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Bolloré Logistics delivers satellite for Airbus Defence and Space 11 September 2020

Partners with Antonov Airlines on trip from France to US

Bolloré Logistics has partnered with Antonov Airlines to deliver Airbus Defence and Space’s newest satellite, ANASIS-II to the US. It was carried from Airbus Defence and Space’s facility in Toulouse, France by one of the airline’s seven Antonov-124-100 of the Ukrainian airline. The aircraft landed at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space centre from where the SpaceX teams took the lead for the next stage.

The satellite container used to deliver ANASIS-II measured 11 meters in length and weighed 18 tons. Including launch equipment, it was part of an overall payload of 36 tons. Also, the operation gave Bolloré Logistics and Antonov Airlines the opportunity to trial a new lightweight, low profile loading equipment specially designed and manufactured by Antonov Company to transport largest satellite container in the future.