LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
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Sat Jun 26 2010
Arianespace

ArabSat-5A & COMS-1 (Chollian)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM EDT

(June 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM EDT

(June 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM EDT

(June 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Dedicated Rideshare
    • Arabsat-5A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite operated by Arabsat. It is used to provide television, internet and telephone services to Arabia, Africa and Europe. It operates at 30.5 degrees East. Chollian, or COMS-1, is operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, using it for communication, oceanography and meteorogical observation. Operating at 128.2 degrees East.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3