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 EDT 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

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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