Brasilsat B1 & Türksat 1B

Launch Time
Wed Aug 10, 1994 23:05 UTC

Flight V66.


Ariane 44LP
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 5,800 kN
Payload to GTO: 4,220 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details

Brasilsat B1

Brasilsat B1 is a Brazilian communications satellite launched on August 10, 1994, by an Ariane rocket model 44L at Guiana Space Centre which is located in Kourou, French Guiana.

It was constructed by the United States and Brazil and is classified as a second-generation satellite. It is larger and more powerful than the previous generation of satellites.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,760.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Türksat 1B

Türksat 1B was a Turkish communications satellite as part of a project to form an instant network with two geosynchronous satellites that is supervised by the companies Türksat A.Ş. in Turkey and Aérospatiale of France.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,743.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



52nd orbital launch attempt


57th mission
4th mission of 1994
53rd successful mission
3rd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

38th mission
4th mission of 1994
36th successful mission
3rd consecutive successful mission