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.



Eutelsat is a new satellite for Middle East and North Africa broadcast markets to host coverage for 52 million homes. Intelsat 34 was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) of Palo Alto, California and is designed to deliver service for 15 years or longer. It will bring replacement relay capacity for two other satellites at 304.5 degrees East longitude.

Launch Window

NET: August 20th 2015 - 20:34 UTC

Launch Window

Open: August 20th 2015 - 20:10 UTC

Close: August 20th 2015 - 21:56 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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