Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B

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 Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sun, Mar 11th, 2007, 6:03 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

Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B

Skynet 5A is a military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 6 degrees East. Insat-4B is an indian communications satelite operating in geostationary orbit at 93.48 degrees East.

Location

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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