Ariane 5 ECA
Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a

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 Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Sep 29th, 2017, 5:47 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

Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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