Ariane 5 ECA
Hot Bird 10, NSS-9, Spirale A, Spirale B

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Hot Bird 10, NSS-9, Spirale A, Spirale B mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Feb 12th, 2009, 5:09 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.


Mission

Hot Bird 10, NSS-9, Spirale A, Spirale B

Hot Bird 10 is a French communications satellite operated by Eutelsat. It provides direct to home broadcasting from geostationary orbit at 13 degrees East. NSS9 is a communications satellite owned by SES, operating at 177 degrees West. Spirale is a French government programme to develop an early wanring system which will use infrared satellite imagery to detect the flights of ballistic missiles. This was a demonstration using two micro satellites.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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