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ELA-3, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (French for Ariane Launch Area 3), is a launch pad and associated facilities at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. ELA-3 is operated by Arianespace as part of the expendable launch system for Ariane 5 rockets. As of February 2019, 103 launches have been carried out from it, the first of which occurred on 4 June 1996.

Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3
Ariane 5 launch pad.jpg
ELA-3
Launch siteGuiana Space Centre
Location5°14′20″N 52°46′05″W / 5.239°N 52.768°W / 5.239; -52.768
Time zoneUTC−03 (GFT)
Short nameELA-3
OperatorArianespace / ESA
Total launches103
Launch pad(s)1
Launch history
StatusActive
First launch4 June 1996
Ariane 5 G / CLUSTER
Last launch5 February 2019
Ariane 5 ECA / Hellas Sat 4 + GSAT-31 + SaudiGeoSat-1
Associated
rockets
Ariane 5

ELA-3 is 21 square kilometres in size.[1]

Launch historyEdit

Date & Time
(UTC)
Flight
number
Launcher Variant Serial
number
Payload(s) Outcome #
1996-06-04 12:34:06 V-88[2] Ariane 5 G 501 Cluster Failure 1
1997-10-30 13:43:00 V-101 G 502 MaqSat-H, TEAMSAT, MaqSat-B, YES Partial failure[3] 2
1998-10-21 16:37:21 V-112 G 503 MaqSat 3, ARD Success 3
1999-12-10 14:32:07 V-119 G 504 XMM-Newton Success 4
2000-03-21 23:28:19 V-128 G 505 INSAT-3B, AsiaStar Success 5
2000-09-14 22:54:07 V-130 G 506 Astra 2B, GE-7 Success 6
2000-11-16 01:07:07 V-135 G 507 PAS-1R, Amsat P3D, STRV 1C, STRV 1D Success 7
2000-12-20 00:26:00 V-138 G 508 Astra 2D, GE-8, LDREX Success 8
2001-03-08 22:51:00 V-140 G 509 Eutelsat 28A, BSAT-2a Success 9
2001-07-12 22:58:00 V-142 G 510 Artemis, BSAT-2b Partial failure[4] 10
2002-03-01 01:07:59 V-145 G 511 Envisat Success 11
2002-07-05 23:22:00 V-153 G 512 Stellat 5, N-Star c Success 12
2002-08-28 22:45:00 V-155 G 513 Atlantic Bird 1, Meteosat 8 Success 13
2002-12-11 22:22:00 V-157 ECA 517 Hot Bird 7, Stentor Failure[5] 14
2003-04-09 22:52:19 V-160 G 514 INSAT-3A, Galaxy 12 Success 15
2003-06-11 22:38:15 V-161 G 515 Optus and Defence C1, BSAT-2c Success 16
2003-09-27 23:14:46 V-162 G 516 INSAT-3E, eBird 1, SMART-1 Success 17
2004-03-02 07:17:44 V-158 G+ 518 Rosetta Success 18
2004-07-18 00:44:00 V-163 G+ 519 Anik F2 Success 19
2004-12-18 16:26:00 V-165 G+ 520 Helios 2A, Essaim 1, 2, 3, 4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01 Success 20
2005-02-12 21:03:00 V-164 ECA 521 XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat Success 21
2005-08-11 08:20:00 V-166 GS 523 Thaicom 4 Success 22
2005-10-13 22:32:00 V-168 GS 524 Syracuse 3A, Galaxy 15 Success 23
2005-11-16 23:46:00 V-167 ECA 522 Spaceway F2, TELKOM-2 Success 24
2005-12-21 22:33:00 V-169 GS 525 INSAT-4A, Meteosat 9 Success 25
2006-03-11 22:32:50 V-170 ECA 527 Spainsat, Hot Bird 7A Success[6] 26
2006-05-27 21:09 V-171 ECA 529 Satmex 6, Thaicom 5 Success[7] 27
2006-08-11 22:15 V-172 ECA 531 JCSAT-10, Syracuse 3B Success[8] 28
2006-10-13 20:56 V-173 ECA 533 DirecTV-9S, Optus D1, LDREX-2 Success[9] 29
2006-12-08 22:08 V-174 ECA 534 WildBlue 1, AMC-18 Success[10] 30
2007-03-11 22:03 V-175 ECA 535 Skynet 5A, INSAT-4B Success[11] 31
2007-05-04 22:29 V-176 ECA 536 Astra 1L, Galaxy 17 Success[12] 32
2007-08-14 23:44 V-177 ECA 537 Spaceway-3, BSAT-3A Success[13] 33
2007-10-05 22:02 V-178 GS 526 Intelsat 11, Optus D2 Success[14] 34
2007-11-14 22:06 V-179 ECA 538 Skynet 5B, Star One C1 Success[15] 35
2007-12-21 21:41 V-180 GS 530 RASCOM-QAF 1, Horizons-2 Success[16] 36
2008-03-09 04:03 V-181 ES 528 ATV-1 "Jules Verne" Success[17] 37
2008-04-18 22:17 V-182 ECA 539 Star One C2, Vinasat-1 Success[18] 38
2008-06-12 22:05 V-183 ECA 540 Turksat 3A, Skynet 5C Success[19] 39
2008-07-07 21:47 V-184 ECA 541 Badr-6, ProtoStar I Success[20] 40
2008-08-14 20:44 V-185 ECA 542 AMC-21, Superbird 7 Success[21] 41
2008-12-20 22:35 V-186 ECA 543 Eutelsat W2M, Hot Bird 9 Success[22] 42
2009-02-12 22:09 V-187 ECA 545 Hot Bird 10, NSS-9, Spirale A, Spirale B Success[23] 43
2009-05-14 13:12 V-188 ECA 546 Herschel, Planck Success[24] 44
2009-07-01 19:52 V-189 ECA 547 TerreStar-1 Success[25] 45
2009-08-21 22:09 V-190 ECA 548 JCSAT-12, Optus D3 Success[26] 46
2009-10-01 21:59 V-191 ECA 549 Amazonas 2, COMSATBw-1 Success[27] 47
2009-10-29 20:00 V-192 ECA 550 NSS-12, Thor 6 Success[28] 48
2009-12-18 16:26 V-193 GS 532 Helios 2B Success[29] 49
2010-05-21 22:01 V-194 ECA 551 Astra 3B, COMSATBw-2 Success[30] 50
2010-06-26 21:41 V-195 ECA 552 Arabsat-5A, COMS-1 Success[31] 51
2010-08-04 20:59 V-196 ECA 554 Nilesat 201, RASCOM-QAF 1R Success[32] 52
2010-10-28 21:51 V-197 ECA 555 Eutelsat W3B, BSAT-3b Success[33] 53
2010-11-26 18:39 V-198 ECA 556 Intelsat 17, HYLAS 1 Success[34] 54
2010-12-29 21:27 V-199 ECA 557 Koreasat 6, HispaSat-1E Success[35] 55
2011-02-16 21:50 V-200 ES 544 ATV-2 "Johannes Kepler" Success[36] 56
2011-04-22 21:37 VA-201 ECA 558 Yahsat 1A, Intelsat New Dawn Success[37] 57
2011-05-20 20:38 VA-202 ECA 559 ST-2, GSAT-8 Success[38] 58
2011-08-06 22:52 VA-203 ECA 560 Astra 1N, BSAT 3c Success[39] 59
2011-09-21 21:38 VA-204 ECA 561 Arabsat 5C, SES-2 Success[40] 60
2012-03-23 04:34 VA-205 ES 553 ATV-3 "Edoardo Amaldi" Success[41] 61
2012-05-15 22:13 VA-206 ECA 562 JCSAT-13, Vinasat-2 Success[42] 62
2012-07-05 21:36 VA-207 ECA 563 EchoStar XVII, MSG-3 Success[43] 63
2012-08-02 20:54 VA-208 ECA 564 INTELSAT 20, HYLAS 2 Success[44] 64
2012-09-28 21:18 VA-209 ECA 565 Astra 2F, GSAT-10 Success[45] 65
2012-11-10 21:05 VA-210 ECA 566 Eutelsat 21B, Star One C3 Success[46] 66
2012-12-19 21:49 VA-211 ECA 567 Skynet 5D, MEXSAT-3 Success[47] 67
2013-02-07 21:36 VA-212 ECA 568 Amazonas-3, Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a Success[48] 68
2013-06-05 21:52 VA-213 ES 592 ATV-4 "Albert Einstein" Success[49] 69
2013-07-25 19:54 VA-214 ECA 569 Alphasat I-XL, INSAT-3D Success[50] 70
2013-08-29 20:30 VA-215 ECA 570 Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail 1, GSAT-7 Success[51] 71
2014-02-06 21:30 VA-217 ECA 572 ABS-2, Athena-Fidus Success[52] 72
2014-03-22 22:04 VA-216 ECA 571 Astra 5B, Amazonas 4A Success[53] 73
2014-07-29 23:47 VA-219 ES 593 ATV-5 "Georges Lemaître" Success[54] 74
2014-09-11 22:05 VA-218 ECA 573 MEASAT 3b, Optus 10 Success[55] 75
2014-10-16 21:43 VA-220 ECA 574 Intelsat 30, ARSAT-1 Success[56] 76
2014-12-06 20:40 VA-221 ECA 575 DirecTV-14, GSAT-16 Success[57] 77
2015-04-26 20:00 VA-222 ECA 576 Thor 7, SICRAL-2 Success[58] 78
2015-05-27 21:16 VA-223 ECA 577 DirecTV-15, Sky Mexico 1 Success[59] 79
2015-07-15 21:42 VA-224 ECA 578 Star One C4, MSG-4 Success[60] 80
2015-08-20 20:34 VA-225 ECA 579 Eutelsat 8 West B, Intelsat 34 Success[61] 81
2015-09-30 20:30 VA-226 ECA 580 NBN Co 1A, ARSAT-2 Success[62] 82
2015-11-10 21:34 VA-227 ECA 581 Arabsat 6B, GSAT-15 Success[63] 83
2016-01-27 23:20 VA-228 ECA 583 Intelsat 29e Success[64] 84
2016-03-09 05:20 VA-229 ECA 582 Eutelsat 65 West A Success[65] 85
2016-06-18 21:38 VA-230 ECA 584 EchoStar 18, BRIsat Success 86
2016-08-24 22:16 VA-232 ECA 586 Intelsat 33e, Intelsat 36 Success 87
2016-10-05 20:30 VA-231 ECA 585 Sky Muster II, GSAT-18 Success 88
2016-11-17 10:07 VA-233 ES 594 Galileo FOC M6 Success 89
2016-12-21 17:30 VA-234 ECA 587 Star One D1, JCSAT-15 Success 90
2017-02-14 18:39 VA-235 ECA 588 Intelsat 32e / SkyBrasil-1, Telkom 3S Success 91
2017-05-04 21:50 VA-236 ECA 589 Koreasat 7, SGDC-1 Success 92
2017-06-01 23:45 VA-237 ECA 590 ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B Success 93
2017-06-28 21:15 VA-238 ECA 591 EuropaSat / Hellas Sat 3, GSAT-17 Success 94
2017-09-29 21:56 VA-239 ECA 5100 Intelsat 37e, BSAT-4a Success 95
2017-12-12 18:36 VA-240 ES 595 Galileo FOC M7 Success 96
2018-01-25 22:20 VA-241 ECA 5101 SES-14 with GOLD, Al Yah 3 Partial failure 97
2018-04-05 21:34 VA-242 ECA 5102 Superbird-8 / DSN-1, HYLAS-4 Success 98
2018-07-25 11:25 VA-244 ES 595 Galileo FOC M8 Success 99
2018-09-25 22:38 VA-243 ECA 5103 Horizons-3e, Azerspace-2 / Intelsat 38 Success 100
2018-10-20 01:45 VA-245 ECA 5105 BepiColombo Success 101
2018-12-04 20:37 VA-246 ECA 5104a GSAT-11, GEO-KOMPSAT 2A Success 102
2019-02-05 21:01 VA-247 ECA 5106 GSAT-31, Hellas Sat 4 / SaudiGeoSat 1 Success 103

Scheduled flightsEdit

Flight No. Date
Time (UTC)
Rocket type
Serial No.
Payload Orbit Customers Launch
status
March 2019[66] ECA GEO-KOMPSAT 2B[67][a] GTO KARI Planned
Q1, 2019[66] ECA Eutelsat 7C[68][69][a] GTO Eutelsat Planned
Q1, 2019[70] ECA EDRS-C / HYLAS-3[71][72][a] GTO ESA / Avanti Planned
June/July 2019[73][74] ECA GSAT-30[a] GTO ISRO Planned
H2, 2019[75] ECA Inmarsat-5 F5[75][76][a] GTO Inmarsat Planned
H2, 2019[66] ECA Intelsat 39[77][a] GTO Intelsat Planned
2019[78] ECA Eutelsat Konnect (African Broadband Satellite)[78][a] GTO Eutelsat Planned
2019[68] ECA Eutelsat Quantum[68][a] GTO Eutelsat Planned
2019[66] ECA JCSAT-17[79][a] GTO SKY Perfect JSAT Planned
2019[80] ECA MTG-I1[80][a] GTO EUMETSAT Planned
2019[81] ECA Star One D2[81][a] GTO Star One Planned
Early 2020[82] ECA GTO Planned
H2, 2020 ECA Intelsat (TBD)[82][a] GTO Intelsat Planned
2020–2022 ECA ViaSat-3[83][a] GTO ViaSat Planned
30 March 2021[84] ECA James Webb Space Telescope[85][86] Sun–Earth L2 NASA / ESA / CSA / STScI Scheduled
2021[87] ECA MTG-S1[87][a] GTO EUMETSAT Planned
2021[88] ECA SES-17[88][a] GTO SES S.A. Planned
2021–2022[89] ECA Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat)[89][a] GTO DLR Planned
June 2022[90] ECA Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)[91][90] Heliocentric ESA Planned
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Future Ariane 5 GTO payloads still need to be paired.


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