France / Italy

Spacecraft nº:

France, Italian spacecraft nº: 70/33

Launch data:

Designation 39509 / 14006B
Launch date 06 Febr 2014 - 21:30 UT
(6:30 pm GFT)
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (VA-217)
Mission Mil. Communication
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 256 x 35748 km
Inclination 6.0 °
Period 631.1 min

Launched together with: ABS 2

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Platform Spacebus-4000B2
Operator DGA, CNES, Segredifesa, ASI
Mass at launch  ~3000 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Equipment EHF/Ka-band transponders
Solar array 2 deployable solar arrays
DC power  
Design lifetime  15 yrs

Technicians lift the Athena-Fidus spacecraft inside a clean room in French Guiana. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace

Technicians position the ABS-2 satellite atop the SYLDA, preparatory to installing the payload shroud. Photo Credit: Arianespace


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