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INTELSAT 906

Ariane 44L

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

INTELSAT 906

Type: Communications

Intelsat 906 (or IS-906) is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat.

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 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

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT

Founded: 1953
Launchers: Titan | Agena
Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
Country: USA

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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