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Eutelsat W3B & BSAT-3b

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Eutelsat W3B & BSAT-3b

Type: Communications

Eutelsat W3B is a communication satellite to be located at 7 degrees East to provide broadcast and telecommunications accross Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However it took another satellites place, W2M which had failed. Directly after launch however W3B developed a sizeable leak and was declared a total loss. B-SAT 3b is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT stationed at 110 degrees East, providing high definition direct television services across Japan.

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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