Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5B & Star One C1

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Skynet 5B & Star One C1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Nov 14th, 2007, 5:06 PM EST 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.


Skynet 5B & Star One C1

Skynet 5B is a military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 53 degrees East. Star One C1 is a Brazilian communications satellite located in Geostationary Orbit at 65 degrees West.


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.