Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 112 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.



Located at 65 degrees west in GEO, Eutelsat 65 West A will contain 15 C-Band, 24 Ku-band and 24 Ka-Band transponders to provide coverage for Brazil and Latin America. Based on the SSL-1300 platform the satellite weights 6600kg and is powered by 2 solar arrays.

Launch Window

NET: March 9th 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Launch Window

Open: March 9th 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Close: March 9th 2016 - 08:20 UTC

Watch the Launch

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou