Ariane 5 ECA | Echostar XVII & MSG-3

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 Echostar XVII & MSG-3 mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Thu, Jul 5th, 2012, 5:36 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

Echostar XVII & MSG-3

Echostar XVII is an American high throughput geostationary communications satellite operated by EchoStar. It is positioned at 107.1 degrees West and provides internet. MSG-3 are spin stabelised and are geostationary meteorogical satellites.

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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