Ariane 5 ECA | Turksat 3A & Skynet 5C

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Turksat 3A & Skynet 5C mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Jun 12th, 2008, 6:05 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.

Mission

Turksat 3A & Skynet 5C

Turksat 3A is a Turkish communications satellite operated by Turksat. Providing communication services to Turkey, Europe and the Middle East from geostationary orbit at 42 degrees East. Skynet 5C is a military commications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 17.8 degrees West.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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

Arianespace

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.

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