LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Wed Jun 11 2003
Arianespace

Optus and Defence C1 & BSAT-2c

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(10:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(10:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(10:38 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
  • Optus and Defence C1 is a relay platform in geostationary orbit at 156 degrees East. It is one of the most advanced communications satellites ever built. BSAT-2C is a geostationary communication satellite for B-SAT.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3