Amazonas-3 & Azerspace-1

Launch Time
Thu Feb 07, 2013 21:36 UTC

Flight VA214.


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


Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite based on the Loral 1300 satellite bus and owned by the Hispasat Group of Madrid, Spain. It was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA carrier rocket on 7 February 2013, with a launch mass of 6265 kg. It provides C and Ku band service in Brazil for a joint venture of Hispasat and the Brazilian telecommunications carrier Oi.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,265.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Azerspace-1 (Africasat-1A)

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1A is Azerbaijan's first satellite in space. Built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, it was launched by Ariane 5 into orbit on February 7, 2013, from Kourou in French Guiana at orbital positions 46° east. The satellite covers Europe and a significant part of Asia and Africa. It is operated by the Azerbaijani company Azercosmos and has transmission capabilities for TV, radio broadcasting, and the internet.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,275.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



7th orbital launch attempt


204th mission
1st mission of 2013
197th successful mission
60th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

68th mission
1st mission of 2013
64th successful mission
54th consecutive successful mission