Ariane 5 G
Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Ariane 5 G | Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 G Rocket


Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 G rocket as part of the Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Tue, Dec 19th, 2000, 7:26 PM from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Astra 2D is one of the Astra communications satellite owned and operated by SES. Providing digital television and radio broadcast service to the UK and Republic of Island. GE-8 is also a commercial communications satellite operated by GE American, covering the USA, Canada and Caribbean. LDREX was an engineering test to validate the antenna on the ETS-8.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 G

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