Ariane 5 ECA

In-active

ArianeGroup (AG)

Dec. 11, 2002

Description

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    40000 km
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
  • Family
  • Variant
    ECA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

ArianeGroup

Commercial
CEO: André-Hubert Roussel
AG 2015

ArianeGroup (formerly Airbus Safran Launchers) is an aerospace company based in France. A joint venture between Airbus and Safran, the company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux. It consists of three core arms: aerospace, defence and security.

Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat Konnect & GSAT-30

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 16, 2020, 9:05 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat Konnect is an all-electric, Ka-band geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat. It will provide broadband services to users in Africa and Europe. The baseline mission of the satellite is to provide 75 Gbps of capacity across a network of 65 spotbeams that together provide quasi-complete coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite will address direct-to-user consumer and enterprise broadband services using dishes from approximately 75 cm. It will also be used for community networks connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile phone backhauling and rural connectivity. Eutelsat Konnect is the first to use Thales Alenia Space’s all-electric Spacebus NEO platform, developed under the Neosat Partnership Project conducted by the European and French space agencies (ESA and CNES). More robust, more modular, more powerful, more innovative, more flexible, this platform is perfectly adapted to operators' expectations in the evolving telecommunication market, and particlularly well positioned for very demanding VHTS missions. Eutelsat Konnect will allow the in-orbit validation of the complete end-to-end system of the new Spacebus Neo product line, including the fully-electric orbit-raising phase GSAT-30 is a telecommunications satellite designed and manufactured by ISRO. To be positioned at a longitude of 83° East, it will provide high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services over Indian mainland and Islands. GSAT-30 is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K platform to provide communications services from geostationary orbit in C-and Ku-band for a lifetime greater than 15 years. By operating GSAT-30, ISRO will once again foster the use of space to help bridge the digital divide in the Indian subcontinent as part of its ambitious space program. These objectives are to develop India by focusing on all types of space applications, including navigation, Earth observation, telecommunications and broadcasts of educational programs, while pursuing science research and planetary exploration.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA | TIBA-1 & Inmarsat-5 F5 (Global Xpress-5)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 26, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

TIBA-1 is a geostationary communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed jointly by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) and Airbus. TAS, the leading partner, designed and built the communications payload, featuring a dual mission in Ka-band for secure and broadband communications. Airbus Defence and Space supplied the Eurostar E3000 platform and assembled and tested the spacecraft. Designed to remain in service in orbit for more than 15 years, TIBA-1 will have a launch mass of 5600 kg and an electric power capability of higher than 9 kW. Inmarsat-5 F5 (Global Xpress-5 or GX-5) is Inmarsat's very high throughput satellite (V-HTS), which will offer services covering the Middle East, Europe and the Indian sub-continent. The payload will be fully integrated into Inmarsat’s current Global Express high-speed network. Inmarsat-5 F5 satellite is based on Thales Alenia Space’s upgraded Spacebus 4000 B2 platform and will be fitted with 72 Ka-band beams. With a specified design life of 16 years, it will weigh 4007 kg at launch and will offer payload power of about 6.8 kW.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 20, 2019, 9:43 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat 7C is based on an all-electric propulsion version of the SSL-1300 satellite platform. Equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders, the new satellite will be copositioned with Eutelsat 7B, releasing Eutelsat 7A to another orbital location. This improved two-satellite constellation will enable Eutelsat to optimise resources across both satellites, with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity set to take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level. By almost doubling capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, from 22 to 42 transponders, it will also make room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s fast expanding TV market. Eutelsat 7C will also be equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, and a beam that can be steered to cover any region visible from 7° East. AT&T T-16 is based on Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform. The satellite has a payload comprising of high power transponders in Ku-band and transponders in Ka-band. It will operate from 100.85° West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 & GSAT-31

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 5, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Hellas Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat 1 is a geostationary communications satellite to be used jointly by Hellas Sat and KACST. It will provide advanced telecommunications capabilities, including television, internet, telephone and secure military communications to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Another passenger of the launch is an Indian communications satellite GSAT-31.

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Ariane 5 ECA | GSAT-11 & GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 4, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GSAT-11 is an Indian geostationary communications satellite. It is based n the new I-6K Bus and carry 40 transponders in the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies. GEO-KOMPSAT 2A is a South Korean geostationary meteorological satellite developed by KARI. The satellite will be used for weather and space weather observation.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA | BepiColombo

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 20, 2018, 1:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

BepiColombo is a joint mission of the ESA and the JAXA to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 & Horizons 3e

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 25, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Azercosmos-2/Intelsat-38 is a geostationary telecommunications satellite. As the name suggests, satellite will be used jointly by Azercosmos and Intelsat. Horizons-3e, also known as IS-H3e, is a high throughput geostationary communications satellite ordered by Horizons Satellite, a joint venture of Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Group. The spacecraft is designed and manufactured by Boeing on the Boeing-702MP platform.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #VA243
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Ariane 5 ECA | DSN 1 & HYLAS 4

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

DSN-1 (also known as Kirameki 1, Superbird 8 or Superbird B3) is Japanese X-band military communications satellite. It was planned to be launched in 2016, however the satellite was damaged during transport to the launch site and repairs delayed the launch. The satellite is to replace aging Superbird-B2 satellite at 162° East in geostationary orbit. HYLAS 4 is a communications satellite build by Orbital ATK for Avanti Communication. It features hybrid propulsion system, with traditional chemical thrusters for orbit raising and ion engines for stationkeeping. The satellite carries 66 high-throughput Ka-band beams and will provide services to regions of Africa and Europe.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA | Al Yah 3 & SES-14

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Status: Launch was a Partial Failure
Mission:

Al Yah 3 is a geostationary communications satellite built by Orbital ATK for Yahsat. It weighs 3790 kg, carries 53 Ka-band user beams and 4 gateway beams, and is intended for 15 years of operation in orbit. Al Yah 3 will provide telecommunication services to Africa and Brazil. SES-14 is also a communications satellite to be placed in geostationary orbit, replacing NSS-806 satellite. SES-14 coverage includes the Americas and the North Atlantic Region. Spacecraft also carries a hosted payload for NASA, Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, which will be imaging Earth's thermosphere and ionospehere for two years.

Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit #VA241
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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Intelsat 37e is a geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat, another one of the EpicNG series. It weighs about 6700 kg and is equipped with C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band transopnders. Intelsat 37e is a replacement for the Intelsat 901 spacecraft in the 18° W orbital slot, covering Europe, Africa, South America and North America. BSAT-4a is a geostationary communications satellite for the Japanese satellite operator B-SAT. Satellite is equipped with 24 Ku transponders and weighs about 3500 kg. It is to reside in 110° East orbital position, providing high-resolution direct television broadcasting to Japan.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA | Hellas Sat 3 (Inmarsat S EAN) & GSAT-17

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 28, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Hellas-Sat 3 is a powerful telecommunications condominium satellite for Inmarsat and Hellas-Sat. The satellite will provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS). It is equipped with Ka/S-band payload, 47 Ku-band transponders, 1 Ka-band transponder. Weighing 5900 kg at launch, the satellite is to reside in geostationary orbit in an orbital position 39° East, where it is expected to operate for about 15 years. GSAT-17 is a communication satellite with a lift off mass of 3425 kg and 6 KW power generation capacity. The satellite's commercial transponders include Ku-band, Normal C-band and Extended C-band transponders. It additionally carries a dedicated transponder for data relay (DRT) and search-and-rescue (SAR) services.

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Ariane 5 ECA | ViaSat-2 & EUTELSAT 172B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 1, 2017, 11:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ViaSat-2 is a commercial communications satellite with an estimated capacity of 350 Gbit/s. The satellite will provide satellite internet to North America, parts of South America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Eutelsat 172B is a communications satellite featuring a C-band, a Ku-band and a high throughput payload and all electric orbital raising. It is to reside in 172° East, where it will provide coverage of the Asia-Pacific.

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Ariane 5 ECA | SGDC 1 & Koreasat 7

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 4, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Both SGDC 1 and Koreasat 7 are geostationary telecommunications satellites. SGDC 1 is a 5800 kg satellite for Brazil, equipped with 50 Ka-band and 7 X-band transponders, and intended for both civil and military use. Koreasat 7 is to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services to South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and India. Satellite weighs around 3500 kg, and its operational lifetime is 15 years.

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Ariane 5 ECA | SKY Brasil-1 (Intelsat-32e) & Telkom-3S

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 14, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Sky Brasil-1 (also known as Intelsat 32e) is a geostationary satellite to provide direct-to-home broadcasting services over Brazil. Telkom-3S is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite. It is a replacement for Telkom-3, which was stranded in an unusable orbit due to launch failure in 2012.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Star One D1 & JCSAT-15

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 21, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Both are communications satellites. Equipped with C-, Ku-, and Ka-band payloads, Star One D1 will be used for telecommunications, television broadcast, broadband, Internet access, and other services in Brazil and in the Latin American region. JCSAT-15 will operate in Ku-band and is designed with the flexibility to be used for services such as video distribution in Japan, and data transfer communications, maritime and aviation applications in the Indian Ocean Region.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Sky Muster II (NBN-Co 1B) & GSAT-18

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 5, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NBN-Co 1B, nicknamed Sky Muster II, is a high-throughput communications satellite tasked with providing high-speed broadband service to rural and remote areas of Australia. Launched along with it is the Indian geostationary communications satellite GSAT-18.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 33e & Intelsat 36

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 24, 2016, 10:16 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 are communication satellites. Intelsat 33e will cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Intelsat 36 will cover Africa and South Asia. Both contain C-band transponders, Ku-band transponders and have an expected life span or about 15 years.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Echostar 18 & BRIsat

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 18, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Both Echostar-18 and BRISat are built by Space Systems/Loral using their 1300 bus to provide communications at geostationary orbit for 15 years. Echostar-18 will be positioned at 110 degrees west to replace Echostar-10, whereas BRISat will be stationed at 150 degrees east. BRISat will provide exclusive coverage for the Indonesian bank BRI which has 9,800 branches serving 50 million customers across the Indonesian archipelago. Echostar-18 and BRISat weigh 6000kg and 3500kg respectively.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 65 West A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 9, 2016, 5:20 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Located at 65 degrees west in GEO, Eutelsat 65 West A will contain 15 C-Band, 24 Ku-band and 24 Ka-Band transponders to provide coverage for Brazil and Latin America. Based on the SSL-1300 platform the satellite weights 6600kg and is powered by 2 solar arrays.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #va229
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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 29e

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 27, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Covering North and South America Intelsat 29e will provide high bandwidth C and Ku-Band services for fixed and mobile customers. The satellite will be located at 50 degrees west in a geostationary orbit for its operational lifespan of 15 years. With over 3000kg of propellant the craft will weigh 6300kg when launched and will have 2 solar arrays to provide power. Intelsat 29e will launch on the Ariane 5 on its own, as no suitable secondary payload could be found

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Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat 6B & GSAT-15

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 10, 2015, 9:34 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Arabsat-6B will provide telecommunications and TV broadcast services to the Middle East and Africa. GSAT-15 will provide C and Ku-band telecommunication services.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Sky Muster I (NBN-Co 1A) & ARSAT-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 30, 2015, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NBN-Co 1A, nicknamed Sky Muster I, is a high-throughput communications satellite tasked with providing high-speed broadband service to rural and remote areas of Australia. Launched along with it is the Argentinian geostationary communications satellite ARSAT-2.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 8 West B & Intelsat 34

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 20, 2015, 8:34 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat is a new satellite for Middle East and North Africa broadcast markets to host coverage for 52 million homes. Intelsat 34 was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) of Palo Alto, California and is designed to deliver service for 15 years or longer. It will bring replacement relay capacity for two other satellites at 304.5 degrees East longitude.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C4 & MSG 4

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 15, 2015, 9:42 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

MSG-4 Sat will join four other Meteosat-series meteorological platforms that currently are operational in geostationary orbit at 36,000 km. above the equator. Star One C4 Sat will support telephone, television, radio, data transmission and Internet services in Brazil, Latin American countries and the United States.

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Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV 15 & Sky Mexico 1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 27, 2015, 9:16 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

DirecTV-15 serves many customers with broadband services from 103 degrees West. Sky Mexico is a company offering television subscriptions, broadcasting from there Sky Mexico 1 satellite.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Thor-7 & SICRAL-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 26, 2015, 8 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Thor 7 is an SSL built satellite serving maritime customers. SICRAL-2 is part of the Syracuse constellation serving French military, allowing mainland France and military units to communicate from around the world.

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Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-14 & GSAT-16

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 6, 2014, 8:40 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

DirecTV 14 is the first satellite oferring Ultra-HD 4k television services using Reverse DBS. It operates at 99 degrees West delivering service to the US and Puerto Rico. GSAT-16 is an Indian communication satellite to enhance satellite based telecommunication, television and VSAT services in India.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat-30 & ARSAT-1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 16, 2014, 9:43 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Intelsat DLA 1, also known as Intelsat 30, will broadcast direct-to-home television services to Latin America in a partnership between Intelsat and DirecTV. Launched along with it is the Arsat-1, the first communications satellite to be built in Argentina.

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Ariane 5 ECA | MEASAT-3b & Optus 10

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 11, 2014, 10:05 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

MEASAT-3b is a communications satellite operating at 91.5 degrees East with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a. Optus 10 is a communications satellite serving many customers operating in a geostationary orbit at 164 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 5B & Amazonas 4A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 22, 2014, 10:04 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ASTRA 5B will extend transponder capacity and geographical reach over Eastern European and neighbouring markets for DTH, direct-to- cable and contribution feeds to digital terrestrial television networks. It will also carry a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) - See more at: http://www.ses.com/4628908/astra-5b#sthash.h0BOdquk.dpuf

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Ariane 5 ECA | ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 6, 2014, 9:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ABS-2 is an Indian digital direct-broadcast television satellite operating at 75 degrees. Athena-Fidus is a French-Italian telecommunication satellite providing high-throughput secure communications to French and Italian armed force and emergency services. Operating in geostationary orbit.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail 1 & GSAT-7

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 29, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail 1 is built by SSL and operates in geostationary orbit at 25.5 degrees East. GSAT-7 is a multi-band military communications satellite developed by ISRO for the Indian Navy. It operates at 74 drgees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 25, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) augments broadband service and supports a new generation of mobile technologies to enable communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the MiddleEast. INSAT-3D is a meteorological, data relay and satellite aided search and rescue satellite developed by ISRO, it operates at 82 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 7, 2013, 9:36 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a is Azerbaijan's first satellite in space, it covers Europe and a significant part of Asia and Africa, it transmits TV, radio and broadband from 46 degrees East. Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite owned by Hispasat from 61 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5D & Mexsat-3

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 19, 2012, 9:49 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Skynet 5D is a military communications satellite operated by Astrium Services on behalf of the British Ministry of Defence. It operates in a geostationary orbit at 25 degrees East. Mexsat-3 is part of the MEXSAT telecommunications network and occupies 114.9 degrees West. It provides broadband, high quality telephony and much more for Mexico.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C3 & Eutelsat 21B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 10, 2012, 9:05 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 2F & GSAT-10

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 28, 2012, 9:18 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Astra 2F is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, positioned at 28.2 degrees East. It provides digital TV, digital radio and multimedia services to the UK and Republic of Ireland. GSAT-10 is an Indian communication satellite operating at 83 degrees East to provide communication services to India.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 2, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Intelsat 20 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 68.5 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10. HYLAS-2 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to cover Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It will be stationed at 31 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Echostar XVII & MSG-3

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 5, 2012, 9:36 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Echostar XVII is an American high throughput geostationary communications satellite operated by EchoStar. It is positioned at 107.1 degrees West and provides internet. MSG-3 are spin stabelised and are geostationary meteorogical satellites.

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Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-13 & Vinasat-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 15, 2012, 10:13 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

JCSAT-13 is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group, operating at 124 degrees East to provide direct to home satellite TV broadcast service across Indonesia.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat 5C & SES-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 21, 2011, 9:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

SES-2 and Arabsat 5C are geostationary communications satellites. SES-2 provides coverage over United States and the Carribbean, while Arabsat 5C covers Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 1N & BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 6, 2011, 10:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Astra 1N is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, positioned at 19.2 degrees East. It is designed to provide digital television and radio broadcasting services across Germany, France and Spain. B-SAT 3c is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT stationed at 110 degrees East, providing high definition direct television services across Japan.

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Ariane 5 ECA | ST-2 & INSAT-4G/GSAT-8

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 20, 2011, 8:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ST-2 is a telecommunication satellite made by Mitsubishi, providing relay services over the Middle East, Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia from its geostationary orbit at 88 degrees East. GSAT-8 is a communication satellite for ISRO.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Yahsat 1A & New Dawn

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 22, 2011, 9:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Hispasat-1E & Koreasat 6

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Koreasat 6 is a South Korean communications satellite operated by Koreasat. Hispasat 1E provides Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and a Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) to Europe, the Americas and North Africa. Located at 30 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 17 & HYLAS 1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 26, 2010, 6:39 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Intelsat 17 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 66 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat-702. HYLAS-1 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to help poor covered parts of Europe. It will be stationed at 33.5 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat W3B & BSAT-3b

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 28, 2010, 9:51 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Eutelsat W3B is a communication satellite to be located at 7 degrees East to provide broadcast and telecommunications accross Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However it took another satellites place, W2M which had failed. Directly after launch however W3B developed a sizeable leak and was declared a total loss. B-SAT 3b is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT stationed at 110 degrees East, providing high definition direct television services across Japan.

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Ariane 5 ECA | RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 4, 2010, 8:59 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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RASCOM-QAF 1R is a replacement for RASCOM-QAF 1 which suffered a leak and as a result only had a lifespan of 2 years. Providing Africa with telecommunications, covering the whole continent. Nilesat 201 is an Egyptian communications satellite which serves North Africa and the Middle East with Direct to Home TV and radio broadcasting. It operated at 7 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | ArabSat-5A & COMS-1 (Chollian)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 26, 2010, 9:41 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Arabsat-5A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite operated by Arabsat. It is used to provide television, internet and telephone services to Arabia, Africa and Europe. It operates at 30.5 degrees East. Chollian, or COMS-1, is operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, using it for communication, oceanography and meteorogical observation. Operating at 128.2 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 21, 2010, 10:01 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Astra 3B is one of the Astra satellites operated by SES to provide digital television & radio for direct to home communications for Europe and the Middle East, operating at 23.5 degrees East. COMSATBw 1 is a satellite providing German military communications for voice and fax as well as advanced data, video and multimedia.

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Ariane 5 ECA | NSS-12 & Thor 6

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 29, 2009, 8 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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NSS-12 is used to provide communications services for telecommunications providers, broadcasters, corporations and governments in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India and other parts of Asia. It operates as 57 degrees East. Thor 6 is a Telenor satellite providing direct to home television services to Central and Eastern Europe from 1 degree West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Amazonas 2 & COMSATBw-1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 1, 2009, 9:59 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Amazonas 2 is a communications satellite serving civilians broadband in North, Central and South America. Operates at 61 degrees West. COMSATBw 1 is a satellite providing German military communications for voice and fax as well as advanced data, video and multimedia.

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Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-12 & Optus D3

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 21, 2009, 10:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

JCSAT-12 is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group. Optus D3 is a communications satellite serving many customers operating in a geostationary orbit at 156 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | TerreStar-1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 1, 2009, 5:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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An American communications satellite operated by TerreStar Corporation. Constructed by SSL is provides mobile communications to North America, and at the time of its launch was the larest commercial communications satellite ever built. It operates in geostationary orbit at 111 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Herschel & Planck

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 14, 2009, 1:12 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Herschel is a space observatory for the ESA. It is a infrared telescope and the largest ever launched to date. NASA is however a partner in this mission. Planck is also an ESA space observatory but maps cosmic microwave background.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Hot Bird 10, NSS-9, Spirale A, Spirale B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 12, 2009, 10:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Hot Bird 10 is a French communications satellite operated by Eutelsat. It provides direct to home broadcasting from geostationary orbit at 13 degrees East. NSS9 is a communications satellite owned by SES, operating at 177 degrees West. Spirale is a French government programme to develop an early wanring system which will use infrared satellite imagery to detect the flights of ballistic missiles. This was a demonstration using two micro satellites.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat W2M & Hot Bird 9

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 20, 2008, 10:35 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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EutelSat W2M is a telecommunications satellite opperated by Afghanistan's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It is used to provide communications services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Operating at 16 degrees East. Hotbird 9 is a communications satellite operated by Eutelsat, providing communications to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Operating at 13 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | AMC-21 & Superbird 7

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 14, 2008, 8:44 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

AMC-21 is a communications satellite operated by SES operating at 125 degrees West. Superbird 7 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by JSAT, positioned at 144 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Badr-6 & ProtoStar I

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 7, 2008, 9:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Badr-6 is a satellite as part of the fourth generation of Arab communication satellites. It is inteded to create an integration of social and cultaral activities among the Arab League countries. Protostar I is a satellite built by SSL and operated at 98.5 degrees East providing communications.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Türksat 3A & Skynet 5C

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 12, 2008, 10:05 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Turksat 3A is a Turkish communications satellite operated by Turksat. Providing communication services to Turkey, Europe and the Middle East from geostationary orbit at 42 degrees East. Skynet 5C is a military commications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 17.8 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C2 & Vinasat-1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 18, 2008, 10:17 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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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

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Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5B & Star One C1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 14, 2007, 10:06 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Spaceway-3 & BSAT-3A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:44 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Spaceway-3 is a communications satellite providing broadband at 95 degrees West in geostationary orbit. BSAT-3A is another geostationary communications satellite operating at 110 degrees East providing high definition direct television broadcasting across Japan.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 1L & Galaxy 17

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 4, 2007, 10:29 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Astra 1L is an important DTH TV platform in Europe operating at 19.2 degrees East, for SES. Galaxy 17 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat locating at 91 degrees West serving the North American market.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 11, 2007, 10:03 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Skynet 5A is a military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 6 degrees East. Insat-4B is an indian communications satelite operating in geostationary orbit at 93.48 degrees East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | WildBlue 1 & AMC-18

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 8, 2006, 10:08 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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WildBlue-1 offers Ka-band Broadband Internet Access via satellite. Operates at 111.1 degrees West in a geostationary orbit. AMC-18 is an SES satellite that provides coverage to North America for many television networks. This satellite operates at 105 degrees West.

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Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-9S, Optus D1, LDREX-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 13, 2006, 8:56 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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DirecTV 9S is a high-power spot beam satellite that will enable DirecTV to serve additional markets. Serving high-quality local and national digit video service. Optus D1 is a communications satellite serving many customers. LDREX was an engineering test to validate the antenna on the ETS-8.

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Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-10 & Syracuse 3B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 11, 2006, 10:15 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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JCSAT-10 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group (JSAT). Syracuse 3A is a powerful communication satellite for the French Ministry of Defence. Galaxy 15 is a PanAmSat telecommunications satellite operating at 133 degrees West, used to provide communications to North America.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 27, 2006, midnight
Status: Launch Successful
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Satmex-6 is a geostationary communication satellite used to provide communication to the Americas, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Thaicom 5 is operated by Thaicom and provides communications to Asia, Africa, Europe and Autstralia for a geostationary orbit.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Spainsat & Hot Bird 7A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 11, 2006, 10:33 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Spainsat is a Spanish telecommunications satellite used for military and government communications. Providing coverage ranging from the US, South America and the Middle East, including Africa and Europe. Hot Bird is a group of satellites operated by Eutelsat located at 13 degrees East, with a transmitting footprint over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Spaceway F2, TELKOM-2

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 16, 2005, 11:46 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Spaceway F2 is part of a constellation of direct broadcast satellites operating at 99.2 degrees West serving DirecTV customers. Telkom-2 is a communications satellite operating at 118 degrees East, improving communications coverage accross Indonesia, souteast Asia and India.

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Ariane 5 ECA | XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 12, 2005, 9:03 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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XTAR-EUR is a communication satellite operating at 29 degrees East. Serving the needs of US, Spanish and allied governments. Maqsat B2 was designed to represent a commercial passenger for vehicle evaluation but was used as a technology platform for several European experiments, including Sloshsat in this case. Sloshsat is a satellite to investigate the behavior of liquids in weightlessness.

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Ariane 5 ECA | Hot Bird 7 & Stentor

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 11, 2002, 10:21 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
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Hot Bird 7 was a French communications satellite for direct to home broadcasting services from geostationary orbit at a longitude of 13 degrees East. Stentor is an experimental programme to validate technologies to be integrated into the next generation of telecommunications spacecraft.

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Falcon 9
Success
23 hours, 47 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-63
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 23 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-62
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 18 hours ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to…


Kuaizhou-11
Success
3 days, 22 hours ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 satellites to SSO: * Wuhan-1 * Chutian 001 * Tianyan 22 * Lingque-3 01


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 23 hours ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).