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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


Family: Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

Vehicle Specifications

GTO: None
LEO: 1500
Length: 29.9 m
Diameter: 3.025 m
Launch Mass: 137000k kg
Thurst: 2974 kN

Earth Science

An Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco. It was developed by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus. Satellite will be in particular used for mapping and land surveying activities, regional development, agricultural monitoring, the prevention and management of natural disasters, monitoring changes in the environment and desertification, as well as border and coastal surveillance.

Launch Window

NET: November 8th 2017 - 01:42 UTC

Open: November 8th 2017 - 01:42 UTC

Close: November 8th 2017 - 01:42 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou