Ariane 5 ECA | Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Feb 7th, 2013, 4:36 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.


Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a is Azerbaijan's first satellite in space, it covers Europe and a significant part of Asia and Africa, it transmits TV, radio and broadband from 46 degrees East. Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite owned by Hispasat from 61 degrees West.


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.