Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 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.

Vehicle Specifications

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


Skynet 5B is a military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 53 degrees East. Star One C1 is a Brazilian communications satellite located in Geostationary Orbit at 65 degrees West.

Launch Window

NET: November 14th 2007 - 22:06 UTC

Open: November 14th 2007 - 22:06 UTC

Close: November 14th 2007 - 22:06 UTC

Watch the Launch

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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