Arianespace

Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 111 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.

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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 4th 2018 - 20:37 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 4th 2018 - 20:37 UTC

Close: December 4th 2018 - 21:53 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou