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Décollage du Vol Ariane 242 depuis le Centre spatial guyanais.

Nouveau succès pour Ariane 5 qui a parfaitement réussi sa mission depuis le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), port spatial de l’Europe, en mettant en orbite les...

Successful Mission Arianespace VA242 - HYLAS 4 et DSN-1/Superbird-8

Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: DSN-1/Superbird-8 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT; and HYLAS 4 for the Br...

Arianespace Flight VA242 / Behind the Scenes of the Dream

Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: DSN-1/Superbird-8 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT; and HYLAS 4 for the Br...

Arianespace Flight VA242 - HYLAS 4 and DSN-1/Superbird-8 (EN)

Pour regarder le lancement en Français, veuillez cliquer ici: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BQXyhK0b-U FLIGHT VA242 – ARIANESPACE TO LAUNCH DSN-1/SUPERBIR...

DSN 1 & HYLAS 4

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

DSN-1 (also known as Kirameki 1, Superbird 8 or Superbird B3) is Japanese X-band military communications satellite. It was planned to be launched in 2016, however the satellite was damaged during transport to the launch site and repairs delayed the launch. The satellite is to replace aging Superbird-B2 satellite at 162° East in geostationary orbit. HYLAS 4 is a communications satellite build by Orbital ATK for Avanti Communication. It features hybrid propulsion system, with traditional chemical thrusters for orbit raising and ion engines for stationkeeping. The satellite carries 66 high-throughput Ka-band beams and will provide services to regions of Africa and Europe.

Ariane 5 ECA

Family: Ariane 5
Configuration: ECA

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

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
  • Family
    Ariane 5
  • Variant
    ECA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 120 Failures: 7 Pending: 27

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Kourou, French Guiana

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