Ariane 5 G+ | Anik F2

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 G+ Rocket

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 G+ rocket as part of the Anik F2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Jul 17th, 2004, 8:44 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Anik F2

The Anik satellites are a series of geostationary communications satellites launched by Telesat Canada for television in Canada.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 G+

The Ariane 5 G+ had an improved EPS second stage, with a GTO capacity of 7,100 kg (15,700 lb) for a single payload or 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) for two. It flew three times in 2004, with no failures.

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.