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RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

Type: Communications

RASCOM-QAF 1R is a replacement for RASCOM-QAF 1 which suffered a leak and as a result only had a lifespan of 2 years. Providing Africa with telecommunications, covering the whole continent. Nilesat 201 is an Egyptian communications satellite which serves North Africa and the Middle East with Direct to Home TV and radio broadcasting. It operated at 7 degrees West.

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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