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Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Astra 3B is one of the Astra satellites operated by SES to provide digital television & radio for direct to home communications for Europe and the Middle East, operating at 23.5 degrees East. COMSATBw 1 is a satellite providing German military communications for voice and fax as well as advanced data, video and multimedia.

Location


Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3 has witnessed the launch of 118 rockets, including 118 orbital launch attempts, while Kourou, French Guiana, has been the site for 320 rocket launches.

Ariane Launch Area 3

Rocket


ArianeGroup Ariane 5 ECA

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

Ariane 5 ECA

Agency


Arianespace

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.

Arianespace
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