Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat W2M & Hot Bird 9

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Eutelsat W2M & Hot Bird 9 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Dec 20th, 2008, 5:35 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.


Eutelsat W2M & Hot Bird 9

EutelSat W2M is a telecommunications satellite opperated by Afghanistan's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It is used to provide communications services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Operating at 16 degrees East. Hotbird 9 is a communications satellite operated by Eutelsat, providing communications to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Operating at 13 degrees East.


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.