Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 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 DLA 1, also known as Intelsat 30, will broadcast direct-to-home television services to Latin America in a partnership between Intelsat and DirecTV. Launched along with it is the Arsat-1, the first communications satellite to be built in Argentina.

Launch Window

NET: October 16th 2014 - 21:43 UTC

Open: October 16th 2014 - 21:43 UTC

Close: October 16th 2014 - 21:43 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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