LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Jul 07 1995
Arianespace

Helios 1A

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

July 7, 1995 at 12:23 PM EDT

(July 7, 1995 at 4:23 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

July 7, 1995 at 12:23 PM EDT

(July 7, 1995 at 4:23 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

July 7, 1995 at 12:23 PM EDT

(July 7, 1995 at 4:23 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • The Helios program is Europe's military optical reconnaissance system consisting of both a space and a ground segment, which commenced service in 1995, jointly funded by the French, Italian and Spanish governments. The Helios I optical observation satellites, launched in July 1995 and December 1999 respectively, can acquire high resolution images of any point on the globe, with daily revisit capability.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2