DirecTV-9S, Optus D1, LDREX-2

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

DirecTV-9S, Optus D1, LDREX-2

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

DirecTV 9S is a high-power spot beam satellite that will enable DirecTV to serve additional markets. Serving high-quality local and national digit video service. Optus D1 is a communications satellite serving many customers. LDREX was an engineering test to validate the antenna on the ETS-8.

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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