Ariane 5 ECA | Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5

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 Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, May 27th, 2006, 5:09 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

Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5

Satmex-6 is a geostationary communication satellite used to provide communication to the Americas, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Thaicom 5 is operated by Thaicom and provides communications to Asia, Africa, Europe and Autstralia for a geostationary orbit.

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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