Ariane 5 ECA | Spaceway-3 & BSAT-3A

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Singtel Optus & Australian Department of Defence mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Aug 14th, 2007, 7:44 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.


Singtel Optus & Australian Department of Defence

Spaceway-3 is a communications satellite providing broadband at 95 degrees West in geostationary orbit. BSAT-3A is another geostationary communications satellite operating at 110 degrees East providing high definition direct television broadcasting across Japan.


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.