LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Dec 21 2007
Arianespace

RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 21, 2007 at 4:42 PM EST

(December 21, 2007 at 9:42 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 21, 2007 at 4:42 PM EST

(December 21, 2007 at 9:42 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 21, 2007 at 4:42 PM EST

(December 21, 2007 at 9:42 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • RASCOM-QAF 1 is the first satellite dedicated to the African continent. It operates at 2.85 degrees East, providing telecommunication services. Horizons-2 is a communications satellite owned by Horizons Satellite a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group and Intelsat. It operates at 74 degrees West.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3