overview

Launch date
October 12, 2006
Payload(s)
DIRECTV 9S, Optus D1, LDREX-2
Customer(s)
DIRECTV, OPTUS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Orbit
Geostationary transfer orbit (GTO)
Status
Success
Launch site
Spaceport, French Guiana (Guiana Space Center)
Launch vehicle
Ariane 5 ECA
Prime contractor(s)
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