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Flight Arianespace VA255 – SES-17 / SYRACUSE 4A

Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, is scheduled on Friday, October 22, 2021, during a launch window from 10:01 p.m....

Ariane Flight VA255

Arianespace’s eleventh launch of 2021 with the second Ariane 5 of the year will place its satellite passengers into geostationary transfer orbit. The launcher will be carrying a total payload of approximately 11,210 kg. The launch will be performed in Kourou, French Guiana.

SES-17 & Syracuse 4A

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Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

SES-17 is a Ka-band high-throughput geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space designed to provide mobile internet services to airline passengers over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean. Syracuse 4A is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space.

Updates

SwGustav • Oct. 24, 2021, 3:07 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


SwGustav • Oct. 24, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 23, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

New launch time.


Ariane 5 ECA+

Family: Ariane 5
Configuration: ECA+

Ariane 5 ECA+ is a variant of the Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle, with a taller ECA-D upper stage.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA+
  • Family
    Ariane 5
  • Variant
    ECA+
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA+
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10200 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 124 Failures: 7 Pending: 24

Agency Type: Commercial

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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