Ariane 5 ECA | Yahsat 1A & New Dawn

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Yahsat 1A & New Dawn mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Apr 22nd, 2011, 5:37 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.


Yahsat 1A & New Dawn

Yahsat 1A is a communications satellite operating at 52.5 degrees East. New Dawn is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 33 degrees East, serving TV and broadband communications to Africa.


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.