Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 1L & Galaxy 17

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Astra 1L & Galaxy 17 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, May 4th, 2007, 6:29 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.


Astra 1L & Galaxy 17

Astra 1L is an important DTH TV platform in Europe operating at 19.2 degrees East, for SES. Galaxy 17 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat locating at 91 degrees West serving the North American market.


Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana


Ariane 5 ECA

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.


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.