Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C2 & Vinasat-1

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Star One C2 & Vinasat-1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Apr 18th, 2008, 6:17 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.


Star One C2 & Vinasat-1

Star One C2 is a Brazilian communications satellite located in Geostionary Orbit at 70 degrees West. Vinasat-1 is the first Vietnamese satellite to be placed into orbit. It provides telecommunications links that operates at 132 degrees East in Geostationary orbit


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.