Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on 05/31/2021 UTC (UNCONFIRMED) from Kourou, French Guiana. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 ECA and experience the excitement for yourself.
Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based on a SSL-1300 platform and equipped with C, X, Ku and Ka-band transceivers. It will provide communications services to Latin America for at least 15 years.
Eutelsat Quantum is an experimental communications satellite carrying a payload able to be reconfigured by software. It is developed by ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence and Space.
Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.
This post was last modified on April 16, 2021 3:15 pm
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