Spainsat & Hot Bird 7A

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Spainsat & Hot Bird 7A

Type: Communications

Spainsat is a Spanish telecommunications satellite used for military and government communications. Providing coverage ranging from the US, South America and the Middle East, including Africa and Europe. Hot Bird is a group of satellites operated by Eutelsat located at 13 degrees East, with a transmitting footprint over Europe, North Africa and the Middle 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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