Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 Failures: 5 Pending: 35

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.

Vehicle Specifications

Ariane 5 ECA
GTO: 10500
LEO: None
Length: 57.7 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 780k kg
Thurst: 11400 kN


Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a is Azerbaijan's first satellite in space, it covers Europe and a significant part of Asia and Africa, it transmits TV, radio and broadband from 46 degrees East. Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite owned by Hispasat from 61 degrees West.

Launch Window

NET: February 7th 2013 - 21:36 UTC

Open: February 7th 2013 - 21:36 UTC

Close: February 7th 2013 - 21:36 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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