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Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

Type: Communications

Intelsat 20 is an SSL built geostationary communications satellite operating at 68.5 degrees East, to replace the aging Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10. HYLAS-2 is a british satellite in geostationary orbit, to provide High Definition Television and broadband services to cover Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It will be stationed at 31 degrees East.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA – ArianeGroup

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

The Ariane 5 ECA was manufactured by ArianeGroup 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 – ASA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ASA
  • Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
  • Founded: 1980
  • Launchers: Ariane | 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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