Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Aug 2nd, 2012, 4:54 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.


Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

Intelsat 20 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 68.5 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10. HYLAS-2 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to cover Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It will be stationed at 31 degrees East.


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.