Solidaridad 1 & Meteosat 6

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Ariane Launch Area 2 Kourou, French Guiana

When the Mexican government planned the implementation of a second-generation satellite system, it turned again to Hughes Space and Communications Company. The new pair of spacecraft is called Solidaridad, signifying the way satellite telecommunications are uniting the urban and remote parts of the country with one another and the rest of the world. These replace the two Hughes-built Morelos satellites, the first of which was retired in 1994 after nine years' service. The Solidaridad contract was signed in May 1991. The spacecraft are operated by the government agency Telecomunicaciones de Mexico (Telecomm).

Ariane 44LP

Family: Ariane 4
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 4
  • 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: 0 Failures: 0 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.

WIKI

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 2


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 8 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-30
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A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
5 days, 15 hours ago
Razdan No. 1?
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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Long March 2D/YZ-3
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
3 x SatNet test satellites
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 6-29
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Chollima-1
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Malligyong-1c
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
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Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship
Partial Failure
1 week, 5 days ago
Integrated Flight Test 2
Orbital Launch Mount A - SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-28
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2C/YZ-1S
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Haiyang 3-01
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Next generation Chinese ocean color measurements satellite to study ocean ecology and effects on biological cycles and the climate.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
O3b mPower 5 & 6
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Fifth and sixth of a constellation of eleven high-throughput communications satellites in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) built by Boeing and operated by SE…