Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-14 & GSAT-16

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the DirecTV-14 & GSAT-16 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Dec 6th, 2014, 3:40 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.


DirecTV-14 & GSAT-16

DirecTV 14 is the first satellite oferring Ultra-HD 4k television services using Reverse DBS. It operates at 99 degrees West delivering service to the US and Puerto Rico. GSAT-16 is an Indian communication satellite to enhance satellite based telecommunication, television and VSAT services in India.


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.