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Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum

Ariane 5 ECA+

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based on a SSL-1300 platform and equipped with C, X, Ku and Ka-band transceivers. It will provide communications services to Latin America for at least 15 years.

Eutelsat Quantum is an experimental communications satellite carrying a payload able to be reconfigured by software. It is developed by ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence and Space.

Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum

Location


Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3 has witnessed the launch of 118 rockets, including 118 orbital launch attempts, while Kourou, French Guiana, has been the site for 320 rocket launches.

Ariane Launch Area 3

Rocket


ArianeGroup Ariane 5 ECA+

Ariane 5 ECA+ is a variant of the Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle, with a taller ECA-D upper stage.

Ariane 5 ECA+

Agency


Arianespace

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Another heavy – lift vehicle the future is here .