Ariane 5 ECA
RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

Ariane 5 ECA | RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Aug 4th, 2010, 4:59 PM 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.


Mission

RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

RASCOM-QAF 1R is a replacement for RASCOM-QAF 1 which suffered a leak and as a result only had a lifespan of 2 years. Providing Africa with telecommunications, covering the whole continent. Nilesat 201 is an Egyptian communications satellite which serves North Africa and the Middle East with Direct to Home TV and radio broadcasting. It operated at 7 degrees West.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

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