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Project Kuiper (Ariane 6 #1)

Ariane 64

Arianespace

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Mission

Project Kuiper (Ariane 6 #1)

Type: Communications
Launch Cost: $90,000,000

Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude.

35-40 satellites will be carried on each Ariane 6 launch.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 4

Kourou, French Guiana

317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 4, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 64 – ArianeGroup

  • Family: Ariane
  • Length: 63 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 860 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21650 kg

The Ariane 64 was manufactured by ArianeGroup with the first launch on . Ariane 64 has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches. The Ariane 6 family is currently under development by the European Space Agency, with two variations including the Ariane 64 with four solid boosters intended for government and scientific missions.

Agency

Arianespace – ASA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ASA
  • Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
  • Founded: 1980
  • Launchers: Ariane | 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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