Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
May 27, 2006 - 00:00 GMT (00:00 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Pad
Ariane Launch Area 3
Turnaround Time
2 months

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

Satmex-6 is a geostationary communication satellite used to provide communication to the Americas, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Thaicom 5 is operated by Thaicom and provides communications to Asia, Africa, Europe and Autstralia for a geostationary orbit.

Mission Type

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