Ariane 5 GS | RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2

Ariane 5 GS | RASCOM-QAF 1 & Horizons-2

Ariane Launch Area 3
Kourou, French Guiana

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.

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Arianespace

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.

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Ariane 5 GS


Height 55.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 6600 kg

Liftoff Thrust 12000 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 750 Tonnes


Launch Success 6

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 2005-08-11

Launch Failures 0


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