Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 112 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.


Launch Vehicle

Ariane 5 ECA

Configuration: ECA
Family: Ariane 5

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



Astra 2F is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, positioned at 28.2 degrees East. It provides digital TV, digital radio and multimedia services to the UK and Republic of Ireland. GSAT-10 is an Indian communication satellite operating at 83 degrees East to provide communication services to India.

Launch Window

NET: September 28th 2012 - 21:18 UTC

Instantaneous launch window.

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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