Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 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.

Vehicle Specifications

Ariane 5 ECA
GTO: 10500
LEO: None
Length: 57.7 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 780k kg
Thurst: 11400 kN


Koreasat 6 is a South Korean communications satellite operated by Koreasat. Hispasat 1E provides Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and a Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) to Europe, the Americas and North Africa. Located at 30 degrees West.

Launch Window

NET: December 29th 2010 - 21:27 UTC

Open: December 29th 2010 - 21:27 UTC

Close: December 29th 2010 - 21:27 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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