Ariane 5 ECA | Echostar 18 & BRIsat

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 Echostar 18 & BRIsat mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Jun 18th, 2016, 4:30 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.

Mission

Echostar 18 & BRIsat

Both Echostar-18 and BRISat are built by Space Systems/Loral using their 1300 bus to provide communications at geostationary orbit for 15 years. Echostar-18 will be positioned at 110 degrees west to replace Echostar-10, whereas BRISat will be stationed at 150 degrees east. BRISat will provide exclusive coverage for the Indonesian bank BRI which has 9,800 branches serving 50 million customers across the Indonesian archipelago. Echostar-18 and BRISat weigh 6000kg and 3500kg respectively.

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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