Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 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.


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


Eutelsat 21B is a French communications satellite providing direct to home broadcasting services from geostationary orbit at 21.5 degrees East, replacing the aging Eutelsat 21A. Star One C3 is a communications satellite replacing Brasilsat B3 in the 75 degrees West position.

Launch Window

NET: November 10th 2012 - 21:05 UTC

Open: November 10th 2012 - 21:05 UTC

Close: November 10th 2012 - 21:05 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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