Astra 5B & Amazonas 4A

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ASTRA 5B

Type: Communications

ASTRA 5B will extend transponder capacity and geographical reach over Eastern European and neighbouring markets for DTH, direct-to- cable and contribution feeds to digital terrestrial television networks. It will also carry a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) - See more at: http://www.ses.com/4628908/astra-5b#sthash.h0BOdquk.dpuf

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

151 launches have been at this location.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

Length: 57.7 meters
Diameter: 5.4 meters
First Launched: 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
Spacecraft:
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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