Arianespace

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.

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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


Both SGDC 1 and Koreasat 7 are geostationary telecommunications satellites. SGDC 1 is a 5800 kg satellite for Brazil, equipped with 50 Ka-band and 7 X-band transponders, and intended for both civil and military use. Koreasat 7 is to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services to South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and India. Satellite weighs around 3500 kg, and its operational lifetime is 15 years.

Launch Window


NET: May 4th 2017 - 21:50 UTC

Open: May 4th 2017 - 20:31 UTC

Close: May 4th 2017 - 23:19 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou