LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Dec 08 2006
Arianespace

WildBlue 1 & AMC-18

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(10:08 PM UTC)

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(10:08 PM UTC)

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(10:08 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
  • WildBlue-1 offers Ka-band Broadband Internet Access via satellite. Operates at 111.1 degrees West in a geostationary orbit. AMC-18 is an SES satellite that provides coverage to North America for many television networks. This satellite operates at 105 degrees West.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3