Ariane 5 ECA | ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Feb 6th, 2014, 4:30 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.


ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus

ABS-2 is an Indian digital direct-broadcast television satellite operating at 75 degrees. Athena-Fidus is a French-Italian telecommunication satellite providing high-throughput secure communications to French and Italian armed force and emergency services. Operating in geostationary orbit.


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.