May 27, 2015

05/27/2015 launch

A new Ariane 5 ECA model orbited 2 telecommunications satellites on wednesday 27 May 2015 from the Guiana Space Centre: DirectTV-15 and SKY México-1. The launcher lifted off at 18:16 (Kourou), 23:16 (Paris). Watch the replay

The launch

  • Launch date: 27 May 2015
  • Launcher version: Ariane 5 ECA
  • Satellites: DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1
  • Customers: DIRECTV for DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1
  • Launch window: 18:16 - 19:40 (Kourou); 23:16 - 00:40 (Paris)
  • Webcast start time: 18:00 (Kourou); 23:00 (Paris)

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Diretc live

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photo report in french guiana

Launcher and satellites preparation in Kourou, the European Space Port in French Guiana.

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