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Ariane 5 ECA | EDRS-C & Intelsat 39

Launch Time
Wed Jul 24, 2019 19:30 UTC
Flight VA-249


Ariane 5 ECA
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


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