DirecTV-4S

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Ariane Launch Area 2 Kourou, French Guiana

It is the fifth Boeing satellite to be built for DirecTV. It was successfully launched on an Ariane-44LP H10-3 on 26 November 2001 and entered service on 27 December 2001.

Ariane 44LP

Family: Ariane
Configuration: 44LP

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    58.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    420 T
  • Thrust
    5270 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 44LP
  • Family
    Ariane
  • Variant
    44LP
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 44LP
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4170 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Aérospatiale

Aérospatiale

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Founded: 1970 Successes: 137 Failures: 7 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

Aérospatiale was a French state-owned aerospace manufacturer that built both civilian and military aircraft, rockets and satellites. It was originally known as Société nationale industrielle aérospatiale (SNIAS). Its head office was in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The name was changed to Aérospatiale during 1970.

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