Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 112 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.



Satmex-6 is a geostationary communication satellite used to provide communication to the Americas, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Thaicom 5 is operated by Thaicom and provides communications to Asia, Africa, Europe and Autstralia for a geostationary orbit.

Launch Window

NET: May 27th 2006 - 00:00 UTC

Launch Window

Open: May 27th 2006 - 21:09 UTC

Close: May 27th 2006 - 00:00 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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