Search and order online
Ariane 5 liftoff with Alphasat
- Video Online only
- Title Ariane 5 liftoff with Alphasat
- Date of Production 25/07/2013
- Length 00:03:53
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright ESA
Watch the replay of an Ariane 5 liftoff with Alphasat on board on 25 July, 2013, from French Guiana.
Alphasat is a large telecommunications satellite primarily designed to expand Inmarsat’s existing global mobile network. It was engineered and built by Astrium through a public–private partnership between ESA and Inmarsat. Along with providing a significant increase in service for Inmarsat’s fleet, it also serves as a first flight for Alphabus, the new European telecom platform developed by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space under a joint contract with ESA and France’s CNES space agency.