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.


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


Yahsat 1A is a communications satellite operating at 52.5 degrees East. New Dawn is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 33 degrees East, serving TV and broadband communications to Africa.

Launch Window

NET: April 22nd 2011 - 21:37 UTC

Open: April 22nd 2011 - 21:37 UTC

Close: April 22nd 2011 - 21:37 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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