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

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 Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 & GSAT-31 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Feb 5th, 2019, 4:01 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

Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 & GSAT-31

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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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