Ariane 5 ECA
ViaSat-2 & EUTELSAT 172B

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 ViaSat-2 & EUTELSAT 172B mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Jun 1st, 2017, 7:45 PM 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

ViaSat-2 & EUTELSAT 172B

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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