Launch Overview
LAUNCH SITE
 
LAUNCH TIME
European Spaceport Kourou, French Guiana
(52.8°W, 5.2°N)
 
6:05am 12 September 2014 MYT
7:05pm 11 September 2014 GFT
 
LAUNCHER INFO
For this mission flight VA218, the launcher will be carrying a total payload of 10.088 kg, including 5897 kg for the MEASAT-3b satellite.
 
ARIANE 5 ECA ROCKET
  • Fairing
  • Dual launch structure
  • Adapters
  • 3936 cone
  • Vehicle equipment bay
  • Upper stage
  • Engine of cryogenic upper stage
  • Inter stage structure
  • Forward skirt of main cryogenic stage and solid
  • Main cryogenic stage
  • Solid Rocket Boosters
  • Solid rocket motor
  • Solid rocket insulation & Solid propellant
  • Forward and rear skirts of boosters 
  • Main engine frame
  • Cryogenic main stage engine, and nozzles for the solid rocket motors
LAUNCH SEQUENCE
Events
Time
Main engine & SRB ignition (HO + 1s)
1.s
Lift-off
7.3s
SRB flame-out & separation (H1)
2min 21s
Fairing jettisoning (FJ)
3min 23s
Main engine shutdown separation (H2)
8min 56s
Upper-stage ignition
9min 06s
Injection into transfer orbit
25min 13s
MEASAT-3b satellite separation
26min 54s
Sylda 5 separation
28min 41s
Lower spacecraft separation (OPTUS-10)
34min 26s
End of Arianespace Flight mission VAxxx
47min 08s