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


JCSAT-12 is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group. Optus D3 is a communications satellite serving many customers operating in a geostationary orbit at 156 degrees East.

Launch Window

NET: August 21st 2009 - 22:09 UTC

Open: August 21st 2009 - 22:09 UTC

Close: August 21st 2009 - 22:09 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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