Arianespace

Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 111 Failures: 5 Pending: 36

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Launch Vehicle


Ariane 5 ECA

Configuration: ECA
Family: Ariane 5

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

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Communications


Astra 1N is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, positioned at 19.2 degrees East. It is designed to provide digital television and radio broadcasting services across Germany, France and Spain. B-SAT 3c is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT stationed at 110 degrees East, providing high definition direct television services across Japan.

Launch Window


NET: August 6th 2011 - 22:52 UTC

Instantaneous launch window.

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGoFcaAK2aw

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