Arianespace 6 for 6 in 2010: Last mission of the year orbits Hispasat 1E and Koreasat 6

On Wednesday, December 29, Arianespace orbited two communications satellites: Hispasat 1E for the Spanish operator Hispasat, and Koreasat 6 for the KT Corporation.

It was the 55th Ariane 5 launch, 41st success in a row.


Snecma played its part in this successful launch by providing the Vulcain® 2 main stage cryogenic engine for Ariane 5 ECA version and the HM7B upper stage engine. Snecma leads some 40 partners from 12 countries belonging to the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce the Vulcain®, Vulcain® 2 and HM7B engine, and to develop the Vinci® engine.