Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 109 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.

Vehicle Specifications

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


Intelsat 20 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 68.5 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10. HYLAS-2 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to cover Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It will be stationed at 31 degrees East.

Launch Window

NET: August 2nd 2012 - 20:54 UTC

Open: August 2nd 2012 - 20:54 UTC

Close: August 2nd 2012 - 20:54 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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