Koreasat 6 & Hispasat-1E

Launch Time
Wed Dec 29, 2010 21:27 UTC

Flight V199.


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

Koreasat 6

Koreasat 6 is a South Korean communications satellite operated by Koreasat. Koreasat 6 is the second satellite launched by operator KT (Korea Telecom) Corporation which weighed about 2750 kg at the launching time. This satellite's orbital position is 116 degrees East and provides broadcasting services and telecommunications throughout Korea.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,750.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


Hispasat 1E was built by Space Systems/Loral using an LS 1300 platform and weighed 5320 kg at launch. Carrying 53 active Ku-band transponders and additional Ka-band capacity, this powerful satellite gives Hispasat additional capacity, plus an expanded range of video and data transmission services, with European and pan-American coverage. The satellite’s design life is 15 years and is positioned in geostationary orbit at 30 degrees West.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 5,320.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



74th orbital launch attempt


187th mission
6th mission of 2010
180th successful mission
43rd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

55th mission
6th mission of 2010
51st successful mission
41st consecutive successful mission