DirecTV 15 & Sky Mexico 1

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
May 27, 2015 - 21:16 GMT (21:16 UTC)
Window Open
21:16 GMT (21:16 UTC)
Window Close
21:40 GMT (21:40 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Pad
Ariane Launch Area 3
Turnaround Time
a month

Who is Arianespace?

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

What Is Ariane 5 ECA?

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.



Solid boosters used on the Ariane 5. They are the largest solid rocket boosters ever produced in Europe.



European upper-stage engine designed for use on Ariane launch vehicles.

Mission Overviw

DirecTV-15 serves many customers with broadband services from 103 degrees West. Sky Mexico is a company offering television subscriptions, broadcasting from there Sky Mexico 1 satellite.

Mission Type

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