Inmarsat 5 F5 & TIBA-1

Launch Time
Tue Nov 26, 2019 21:23 UTC

Flight VA250, 250th flight of an Ariane rocket.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
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

Inmarsat 5 F5

Inmarsat 5 F5 (GX-5) will be a Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS), providing capacity across the Middle East, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent. The payload will seamlessly become part of Inmarsat’s existing GX high-speed global broadband network. The combination of the latest satellite technology and a focus on areas of high demand, which will drive high capacity utilisation, will together result in a very low cost per bit delivered. This new satellite will be based on the flight-proven Spacebus B2 enhanced platform and will be fitted with 72 Ka-band beams. With a specified design life of 16 years, it will weigh less than 4 metric tons at launch and will offer a payload power of about 6.8 kW.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,007.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


TIBA-1 is a communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS). The spacecraft is designed to remain in service in orbit for more than 15 years and has an electric power capability of higher than 9 kW.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 5,600.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



85th orbital launch attempt


274th mission
8th mission of 2019
264th successful mission
2nd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

106th mission
4th mission of 2019
101st successful mission
9th consecutive successful mission