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Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) & INSAT-3D

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) augments broadband service and supports a new generation of mobile technologies to enable communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the MiddleEast. INSAT-3D is a meteorological, data relay and satellite aided search and rescue satellite developed by ISRO, it operates at 82 degrees East.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

151 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

Length: 57.7 meters
Diameter: 5.4 meters
First Launch: December 11, 2002

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

The Ariane 5 ECA rocket has been launched a total of 73 times with 71 successful and 2 failed 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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