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Success

EDRS-C/HYLAS 3 & Intelsat 39

Launch Time
Tue Aug 06, 2019 19:30 UTC
Flight VA-249, more powerful Ariane 5 ever launched, the second stage has been slightly enlarged.

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA
Arianespace
Status: Active
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

EDRS-C (Hylas 3)

The European Data Relay System (EDRS) system is a European constellation of state of the art GEO satellites that relay information and data between satellites, spacecraft, UAVs, and ground stations. The designers intend the system to provide almost full-time communication, even with satellites in low Earth orbit that often have reduced visibility from ground stations. It makes on-demand data available to, for example, rescue workers who want near-real-time satellite data of a crisis region.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,500 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Intelsat 39

Built by SSL, Intelsat 39 will provide broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It will replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2001.
Payloads: 1
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

54th orbital launch attempt

Arianespace

276th mission
264th successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

105th mission
100th successful mission
8th consecutive successful mission