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INTELSAT 901

Ariane 44L

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

INTELSAT 901

Type: Communications

Intelsat 901 (IS-901) was the first of 9 new Intelsat satellites launched in June 2001 at 342°E, providing Ku-band spot beam coverage for Europe and C-band coverage for the Atlantic Ocean region. It is capable of selectable split uplink for SNG, tailored for increased communications demands such as DTH and Internet.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 2

Kourou, French Guiana

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 2, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 44L – Aérospatiale

Family: Ariane
Length: 58.7 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 484 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10200 kg

The Ariane 44L was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1989-06-05. Ariane 44L has 39 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 40 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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