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Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a & Amazonas 3

Type: Communications

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a is Azerbaijan's first satellite in space, it covers Europe and a significant part of Asia and Africa, it transmits TV, radio and broadband from 46 degrees East. Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite owned by Hispasat from 61 degrees West.

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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