Ariane 5 ECA
Intelsat 29e

Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 29e

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 Intelsat 29e mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Jan 27th, 2016, 6:20 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

Intelsat 29e

Covering North and South America Intelsat 29e will provide high bandwidth C and Ku-Band services for fixed and mobile customers. The satellite will be located at 50 degrees west in a geostationary orbit for its operational lifespan of 15 years. With over 3000kg of propellant the craft will weigh 6300kg when launched and will have 2 solar arrays to provide power. Intelsat 29e will launch on the Ariane 5 on its own, as no suitable secondary payload could be found

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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