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Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

Type: Communications

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

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA – Arianespace

Family: Ariane 5
Length: 57.7 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 780 T

The Ariane 5 ECA was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2002-12-11. Ariane 5 ECA has 71 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 73 launches. Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

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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