LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Oct 29 2009
Arianespace

NSS-12 & Thor 6

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM EDT

(October 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM EDT

(October 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM EDT

(October 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • NSS-12 is used to provide communications services for telecommunications providers, broadcasters, corporations and governments in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India and other parts of Asia. It operates as 57 degrees East. Thor 6 is a Telenor satellite providing direct to home television services to Central and Eastern Europe from 1 degree West.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3