Ariane 5 ECA | Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D

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 Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Thu, Jul 25th, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT 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

Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D

Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) augments broadband service and supports a new generation of mobile technologies to enable communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the MiddleEast. INSAT-3D is a meteorological, data relay and satellite aided search and rescue satellite developed by ISRO, it operates at 82 degrees East.

Location

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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