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.



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Launch Window

NET: December 6th 2014 - 20:40 UTC

Instantaneous launch window.

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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