Ariane 5 ECA | Star One D1 & JCSAT-15

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Star One D1 & JCSAT-15 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Dec 21st, 2016, 3:30 PM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 ECA and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Star One D1 & JCSAT-15

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.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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

Arianespace

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.

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