Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat 5C & SES-2

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Arabsat 5C & SES-2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Sep 21st, 2011, 5:38 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.


Arabsat 5C & SES-2

SES-2 and Arabsat 5C are geostationary communications satellites. SES-2 provides coverage over United States and the Carribbean, while Arabsat 5C covers Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


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.