Intelsat 30 & ARSAT-1

Launch Time
Thu Oct 16, 2014 21:43 UTC

Flight VA220.


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

Intelsat 30

Built for international operator Intelsat by SSL (Space Systems/Loral), DLA-1 – together with the DLA-2 satellite that will be lofted on a future flight – is to greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.

Intelsat 30, based on the FS-1300 platform from Space Systems LORAL is the 135th satellite in the INTELSAT S.A. fleet and the 54th satellite entrusted by INTELSAT S.A. to the range of Ariane launchers.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,320.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ARSAT-1 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by AR-SAT and built by the Argentine company INVAP. It is expected to be located at 72° West longitude geostationary slot. ARSAT-1 is the first geostationary satellite built in Latin America. Total cost of the satellite is 270 million US dollars.

ARSAT-1 carries a total of 24 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band) transponders. Twelve will be operating at 36 MHz, eight at 54 MHz, and four at 72 MHz, for a total bandwidth of 1152 MHz. It will offer a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone, and television services mainly across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay including direct broadcast TV in the ISDB-S standard.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,985.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



63rd orbital launch attempt


219th mission
9th mission of 2014
211th successful mission
2nd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

76th mission
5th mission of 2014
72nd successful mission
62nd consecutive successful mission