Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C3 & Eutelsat 21B

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the 218, B-SAT mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Nov 10th, 2012, 4:05 PM EST 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.


218, B-SAT

Eutelsat 21B is a French communications satellite providing direct to home broadcasting services from geostationary orbit at 21.5 degrees East, replacing the aging Eutelsat 21A. Star One C3 is a communications satellite replacing Brasilsat B3 in the 75 degrees West position.


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.