Ariane 5 Record Launch

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA scored another on-target success November 16, delivering a record heavyweight dual satellite payload to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

The mission lofted DIRECTV’s Spaceway 2 satellite and the Telkom 2 relay platform for Indonesia’s PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk.

This marked the 20th successful launch of an Ariane 5, and the flight demonstrated the lift capability of Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA version ­ which has payload capacity of nearly 10,000 kg. on missions to GTO.

For additional information on this record-setting performance, read our Mission Updates and the press release in the News and Information section of Arianespace’s Website: