Ariane 5 ECA | ST-2 & INSAT-4G/GSAT-8

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the ST-2 & INSAT-4G/GSAT-8 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, May 20th, 2011, 4:38 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.



ST-2 is a telecommunication satellite made by Mitsubishi, providing relay services over the Middle East, Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia from its geostationary orbit at 88 degrees East. GSAT-8 is a communication satellite for ISRO.


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.