Arabsat-5A & COMS-1

Launch Time
Sat Jun 26, 2010 21:41 UTC

Flight V195.


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


Arabsat-5A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite operated by Arabsat. It is used to provide television, internet, and telephone services to Arabia, Africa, and Europe.

Arabsat-5A was constructed by Astrium and is based on the Eurostar-3000 satellite bus. It has a mass of 4,800 kilograms (10,600 lb), and carries forty transponders; sixteen broadcasting in the G/H band of the NATO-defined spectrum, or the C band of the IEEE-defined spectrum, and twenty-four operating in the NATO J band or the IEEE Ku band. Its solar arrays are expected to generate around 12 kilowatts of power at the beginning of the satellite's design life, and around 11 kilowatts at the end of it.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,800.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


Chollian, also known as Communication, Ocean, and Meteorological Satellite 1 (COMS-1), is a South Korean satellite that was launched in June 2010. It is operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, which uses it for communication, oceanography, and meteorological observation.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,460.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



34th orbital launch attempt


183rd mission
2nd mission of 2010
176th successful mission
39th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

51st mission
2nd mission of 2010
47th successful mission
37th consecutive successful mission