Avanti Communications Group PLC announced the successful launch of HYLAS 3 from Kourou, French Guiana on Ariane Flight VA249 on 6 August 2019. The Ariane 5 rocket launched HYLAS 3 into its correct orbit on schedule. HYLAS 3 successfully separated from the Ariane 5 rocket on time and telemetry was received by the control centre at the European Spaceport. HYLAS 3 is a hosted Ka-band communications payload on board the EDRS-C satellite - a public private partnership between the European Space Agency and Airbus. This is the second successful launch of an Avanti payload in as many years and brings total fleet capacity over EMEA to 50 GHz.