Mission: Ariane 5 – Amazonas-3…

Ariane 5 VA212
Kourou, French Guiana
February 7th 2013
21:36 UTC
Launch Successful


The first Ariane 5 launch of 2013 successfully launched on February 7th at 21:36 UTC carrying Amazonas-3 & Azerspace-1 into orbit.

The two payloads are Amazonas 3 for Hispasat and Africasat-1a for Azercosmos OJSC. Amazonas 3 has 33 Ku-band transponders, 19 C-band transponders and 9 Ka-band transponders to provide a wide range of telecommunications and broadcast for Europe, America and North Africa. Africasat-1a has 24 C-band transponders and 12 Ku-band transponders to provide telecommunications for Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.