Ariane 5 ECA
Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

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 20 & HYLAS 2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Aug 2nd, 2012, 4:54 PM 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 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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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