Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 17 & HYLAS 1

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 Intelsat 17 & HYLAS 1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Nov 26th, 2010, 1:39 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.

Mission

Intelsat 17 & HYLAS 1

Intelsat 17 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 66 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat-702. HYLAS-1 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to help poor covered parts of Europe. It will be stationed at 33.5 degrees West.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Arianespace

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.

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