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PAS 6B

Ariane 42L

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

PAS 6B

Type: Communications

In March 1998, Hughes Space and Communications Company of El Segundo, Calif., was selected by PanAmSat Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., to build PAS-6B, a Hughes HS-601HP spacecraft model to provide direct-to-home television transmissions in South America. The satellite was launched Dec. 21, 1998.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 2

Kourou, French Guiana

313 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 2, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 42L – Aérospatiale

Family: Ariane
Length: 55.6 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 367 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7000 kg

The Ariane 42L was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1993-03-12. Ariane 42L has 13 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 13 launches. The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega

Country: FRA

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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