LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Thu Sep 14 2000
Arianespace

Astra 2B & GE-7

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(10:54 PM UTC)

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(10:54 PM UTC)

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(10:54 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 5 G

Description:

The original version is dubbed Ariane 5 G (Generic) and had a launch mass of 737 tonnes. Its payload capability to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) was 6,900 kg (15,200 lb) for a single satellite or 6,100 kg (13,400 lb) for dual launches. It flew 17 times with one failure and two partial failures.

Ariane 5 G rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Astra 2B is one of the Astra communications satellite owned and operated by SES. Providing digital television and radio broadcast service to the UK and Republic of Island. GE-7 is also a commercial communications satellite owned and operated by GE American. Providing coverage to North America, Hawaii, the Caribbean islands and most of Mexico.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3