LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat May 27 2006
Arianespace

Satmex 6 & Thaicom 5

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(9:09 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(9:09 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(9:09 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
  • Satmex-6 is a geostationary communication satellite used to provide communication to the Americas, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Thaicom 5 is operated by Thaicom and provides communications to Asia, Africa, Europe and Autstralia for a geostationary orbit.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3