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


Star One C2 is a Brazilian communications satellite located in Geostionary Orbit at 70 degrees West. Vinasat-1 is the first Vietnamese satellite to be placed into orbit. It provides telecommunications links that operates at 132 degrees East in Geostationary orbit

Launch Window

NET: April 18th 2008 - 22:17 UTC

Open: April 18th 2008 - 22:17 UTC

Close: April 18th 2008 - 22:17 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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