Ariane 5 GS
RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 GS Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 GS rocket as part of the RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Dec 21st, 2007, 4:42 PM 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 GS and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2

RASCOM-QAF 1 is the first satellite dedicated to the African continent. It operates at 2.85 degrees East, providing telecommunication services. Horizons-2 is a communications satellite owned by Horizons Satellite a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group and Intelsat. It operates at 74 degrees West.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 GS

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