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Türksat 3A & Skynet 5C

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Turksat 3A & Skynet 5C

Type: Communications

Turksat 3A is a Turkish communications satellite operated by Turksat. Providing communication services to Turkey, Europe and the Middle East from geostationary orbit at 42 degrees East. Skynet 5C is a military commications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence and operated by Paradigm Secure Communications. It is located at 17.8 degrees West.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

315 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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