Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 2F & GSAT-10

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Astra 2F & GSAT-10 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Sep 28th, 2012, 5:18 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.


Astra 2F & GSAT-10

Astra 2F is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, positioned at 28.2 degrees East. It provides digital TV, digital radio and multimedia services to the UK and Republic of Ireland. GSAT-10 is an Indian communication satellite operating at 83 degrees East to provide communication services to India.


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.