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Skynet 5D & Mexsat-3

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Skynet 5D & Mexsat-3

Type: Communications

Skynet 5D is a military communications satellite operated by Astrium Services on behalf of the British Ministry of Defence. It operates in a geostationary orbit at 25 degrees East. Mexsat-3 is part of the MEXSAT telecommunications network and occupies 114.9 degrees West. It provides broadband, high quality telephony and much more for Mexico.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

313 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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