Arianespace

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.

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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.

Vehicle Specifications


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


Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 are communication satellites. Intelsat 33e will cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Intelsat 36 will cover Africa and South Asia. Both contain C-band transponders, Ku-band transponders and have an expected life span or about 15 years.

Launch Window


NET: August 24th 2016 - 22:16 UTC

Open: August 24th 2016 - 22:00 UTC

Close: August 24th 2016 - 22:22 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou