LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Thu Oct 28 2010
Arianespace

Eutelsat W3B & BSAT-3b

Launch Successful
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(9:51 PM UTC)

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(9:51 PM UTC)

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(9:51 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 5 ECA

Description:

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

Ariane 5 ECA rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Eutelsat W3B is a communication satellite to be located at 7 degrees East to provide broadcast and telecommunications accross Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However it took another satellites place, W2M which had failed. Directly after launch however W3B developed a sizeable leak and was declared a total loss. B-SAT 3b is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT stationed at 110 degrees East, providing high definition direct television services across Japan.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3