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Solidaridad 1 & Meteosat 6

Ariane 44LP

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Solidaridad 1 & Meteosat 6

Type: Communications

When the Mexican government planned the implementation of a second-generation satellite system, it turned again to Hughes Space and Communications Company. The new pair of spacecraft is called Solidaridad, signifying the way satellite telecommunications are uniting the urban and remote parts of the country with one another and the rest of the world. These replace the two Hughes-built Morelos satellites, the first of which was retired in 1994 after nine years’ service. The Solidaridad contract was signed in May 1991. The spacecraft are operated by the government agency Telecomunicaciones de Mexico (Telecomm).

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 44LP – Aérospatiale

Family: Ariane
Length: 58.4 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 420 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8000 kg

The Ariane 44LP was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1988-06-15. Ariane 44LP has 25 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 26 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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