Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B

Type: Communications

Skynet 5A is a military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 6 degrees East. Insat-4B is an indian communications satelite operating in geostationary orbit at 93.48 degrees East.

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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