ELA3 (French: Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3, lit. 'Ariane Launch Complex 3'), is a launch pad and associated facilities at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. ELA3 is operated by Arianespace as part of the expendable launch system for Ariane 5 launch vehicles. As of December 2021^{[update]}, 112 launches have been carried out from it, the first of which occurred on 4 June 1996.
Launch site  Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG)  

Location  5°14′20″N 52°46′05″W / 5.239°N 52.768°W  
Time zone  UTC−03 (GFT)  
Short name  ELA3  
Operator  Arianespace · ESA  
Total launches  112  
Launch pad(s)  1  

ELA3 is 21 square kilometres in size.^{[1]}
Date and Time (UTC) 
Flight number 
Launcher  Variant  Serial number 
Payload(s)  Outcome  No. 

4 June 1996, 12:34:06  V88 ^{[2]}  Ariane 5  G  501  Cluster  Failure  1 
19971030 13:43:00  V101  G  502  MaqSatH, TEAMSAT, MaqSatB, YES  Partial failure^{[3]}  2  
19981021 16:37:21  V112  G  503  MaqSat 3, ARD  Success  3  
19991210 14:32:07  V119  G  504  XMMNewton  Success  4  
20000321 23:28:19  V128  G  505  INSAT3B, AsiaStar  Success  5  
20000914 22:54:07  V130  G  506  Astra 2B, GE7  Success  6  
20001116 01:07:07  V135  G  507  PAS1R, Amsat P3D, STRV 1C, STRV 1D  Success  7  
20001220 00:26:00  V138  G  508  Astra 2D, GE8, LDREX  Success  8  
20010308 22:51:00  V140  G  509  Eutelsat 28A, BSAT2a  Success  9  
20010712 22:58:00  V142  G  510  Artemis, BSAT2b  Partial failure^{[4]}  10  
20020301 01:07:59  V145  G  511  Envisat  Success  11  
20020705 23:22:00  V153  G  512  Stellat 5, NStar c  Success  12  
20020828 22:45:00  V155  G  513  Atlantic Bird 1, Meteosat 8  Success  13  
20021211 22:22:00  V157  ECA  517  Hot Bird 7, Stentor  Failure^{[5]}  14  
20030409 22:52:19  V160  G  514  INSAT3A, Galaxy 12  Success  15  
20030611 22:38:15  V161  G  515  Optus and Defence C1, BSAT2c  Success  16  
20030927 23:14:46  V162  G  516  INSAT3E, eBird 1, SMART1  Success  17  
20040302 07:17:44  V158  G+  518  Rosetta  Success  18  
20040718 00:44:00  V163  G+  519  Anik F2  Success  19  
20041218 16:26:00  V165  G+  520  Helios 2A, Essaim 1, 2, 3, 4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01  Success  20  
20050212 21:03:00  V164  ECA  521  XTAREUR, MaqsatB2, Sloshsat  Success  21  
20050811 08:20:00  V166  GS  523  Thaicom 4  Success  22  
20051013 22:32:00  V168  GS  524  Syracuse 3A, Galaxy 15  Success  23  
20051116 23:46:00  V167  ECA  522  Spaceway F2, TELKOM2  Success  24  
20051221 22:33:00  V169  GS  525  INSAT4A, Meteosat 9  Success  25  
20060311 22:32:50  V170  ECA  527  Spainsat, Hot Bird 7A  Success^{[6]}  26  
20060527 21:09  V171  ECA  529  Satmex 6, Thaicom 5  Success^{[7]}  27  
20060811 22:15  V172  ECA  531  JCSAT10, Syracuse 3B  Success^{[8]}  28  
20061013 20:56  V173  ECA  533  DirecTV9S, Optus D1, LDREX2  Success^{[9]}  29  
20061208 22:08  V174  ECA  534  WildBlue 1, AMC18  Success^{[10]}  30  
20070311 22:03  V175  ECA  535  Skynet 5A, INSAT4B  Success^{[11]}  31  
20070504 22:29  V176  ECA  536  Astra 1L, Galaxy 17  Success^{[12]}  32  
20070814 23:44  V177  ECA  537  Spaceway3, BSAT3A  Success^{[13]}  33  
20071005 22:02  V178  GS  526  Intelsat 11, Optus D2  Success^{[14]}  34  
20071114 22:06  V179  ECA  538  Skynet 5B, Star One C1  Success^{[15]}  35  
20071221 21:41  V180  GS  530  RASCOMQAF 1, Horizons2  Success^{[16]}  36  
20080309 04:03  V181  ES  528  ATV1 "Jules Verne"  Success^{[17]}  37  
20080418 22:17  V182  ECA  539  Star One C2, Vinasat1  Success^{[18]}  38  
20080612 22:05  V183  ECA  540  Turksat 3A, Skynet 5C  Success^{[19]}  39  
20080707 21:47  V184  ECA  541  Badr6, ProtoStar I  Success^{[20]}  40  
20080814 20:44  V185  ECA  542  AMC21, Superbird 7  Success^{[21]}  41  
20081220 22:35  V186  ECA  543  Eutelsat W2M, Hot Bird 9  Success^{[22]}  42  
20090212 22:09  V187  ECA  545  Hot Bird 10, NSS9, Spirale A, Spirale B  Success^{[23]}  43  
20090514 13:12  V188  ECA  546  Herschel, Planck  Success^{[24]}  44  
20090701 19:52  V189  ECA  547  TerreStar1  Success^{[25]}  45  
20090821 22:09  V190  ECA  548  JCSAT12, Optus D3  Success^{[26]}  46  
20091001 21:59  V191  ECA  549  Amazonas 2, COMSATBw1  Success^{[27]}  47  
20091029 20:00  V192  ECA  550  NSS12, Thor 6  Success^{[28]}  48  
20091218 16:26  V193  GS  532  Helios 2B  Success^{[29]}  49  
20100521 22:01  V194  ECA  551  Astra 3B, COMSATBw2  Success^{[30]}  50  
20100626 21:41  V195  ECA  552  Arabsat5A, COMS1  Success^{[31]}  51  
20100804 20:59  V196  ECA  554  Nilesat 201, RASCOMQAF 1R  Success^{[32]}  52  
20101028 21:51  V197  ECA  555  Eutelsat W3B, BSAT3b  Success^{[33]}  53  
20101126 18:39  V198  ECA  556  Intelsat 17, HYLAS 1  Success^{[34]}  54  
20101229 21:27  V199  ECA  557  Koreasat 6, HispaSat1E  Success^{[35]}  55  
20110216 21:50  V200  ES  544  ATV2 "Johannes Kepler"  Success^{[36]}  56  
20110422 21:37  VA201  ECA  558  Yahsat 1A, Intelsat New Dawn  Success^{[37]}  57  
20110520 20:38  VA202  ECA  559  ST2, GSAT8  Success^{[38]}  58  
20110806 22:52  VA203  ECA  560  Astra 1N, BSAT 3c  Success^{[39]}  59  
20110921 21:38  VA204  ECA  561  Arabsat 5C, SES2  Success^{[40]}  60  
20120323 04:34  VA205  ES  553  ATV3 "Edoardo Amaldi"  Success^{[41]}  61  
20120515 22:13  VA206  ECA  562  JCSAT13, Vinasat2  Success^{[42]}  62  
20120705 21:36  VA207  ECA  563  EchoStar XVII, MSG3  Success^{[43]}  63  
20120802 20:54  VA208  ECA  564  INTELSAT 20, HYLAS 2  Success^{[44]}  64  
20120928 21:18  VA209  ECA  565  Astra 2F, GSAT10  Success^{[45]}  65  
20121110 21:05  VA210  ECA  566  Eutelsat 21B, Star One C3  Success^{[46]}  66  
20121219 21:49  VA211  ECA  567  Skynet 5D, MEXSAT3  Success^{[47]}  67  
20130207 21:36  VA212  ECA  568  Amazonas3, Azerspace1/Africasat1a  Success^{[48]}  68  
20130605 21:52  VA213  ES  592  ATV4 "Albert Einstein"  Success^{[49]}  69  
20130725 19:54  VA214  ECA  569  Alphasat IXL, INSAT3D  Success^{[50]}  70  
20130829 20:30  VA215  ECA  570  Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail 1, GSAT7  Success^{[51]}  71  
20140206 21:30  VA217  ECA  572  ABS2, AthenaFidus  Success^{[52]}  72  
20140322 22:04  VA216  ECA  571  Astra 5B, Amazonas 4A  Success^{[53]}  73  
20140729 23:47  VA219  ES  593  ATV5 "Georges Lemaître"  Success^{[54]}  74  
20140911 22:05  VA218  ECA  573  MEASAT 3b, Optus 10  Success^{[55]}  75  
20141016 21:43  VA220  ECA  574  Intelsat 30, ARSAT1  Success^{[56]}  76  
20141206 20:40  VA221  ECA  575  DirecTV14, GSAT16  Success^{[57]}  77  
20150426 20:00  VA222  ECA  576  Thor 7, SICRAL2  Success^{[58]}  78  
20150527 21:16  VA223  ECA  577  DirecTV15, Sky Mexico 1  Success^{[59]}  79  
20150715 21:42  VA224  ECA  578  Star One C4, MSG4  Success^{[60]}  80  
20150820 20:34  VA225  ECA  579  Eutelsat 8 West B, Intelsat 34  Success^{[61]}  81  
20150930 20:30  VA226  ECA  580  NBN Co 1A, ARSAT2  Success^{[62]}  82  
20151110 21:34  VA227  ECA  581  Arabsat 6B, GSAT15  Success^{[63]}  83  
20160127 23:20  VA228  ECA  583  Intelsat 29e  Success^{[64]}  84  
20160309 05:20  VA229  ECA  582  Eutelsat 65 West A  Success^{[65]}  85  
20160618 21:38  VA230  ECA  584  EchoStar 18, BRIsat  Success  86  
20160824 22:16  VA232  ECA  586  Intelsat 33e, Intelsat 36  Success  87  
20161005 20:30  VA231  ECA  585  Sky Muster II, GSAT18  Success  88  
20161117 10:07  VA233  ES  594  Galileo FOC M6  Success  89  
20161221 17:30  VA234  ECA  587  Star One D1, JCSAT15  Success  90  
20170214 18:39  VA235  ECA  588  Intelsat 32e / SkyBrasil1, Telkom 3S  Success  91  
20170504 21:50  VA236  ECA  589  Koreasat 7, SGDC1  Success  92  
20170601 23:45  VA237  ECA  590  ViaSat2, Eutelsat 172B  Success  93  
20170628 21:15  VA238  ECA  591  EuropaSat / Hellas Sat 3, GSAT17  Success  94  
20170929 21:56  VA239  ECA  5100  Intelsat 37e, BSAT4a  Success  95  
20171212 18:36  VA240  ES  595  Galileo FOC M7  Success  96  
20180125 22:20  VA241  ECA  5101  SES14 with GOLD, Al Yah 3  Partial failure  97  
20180405 21:34  VA242  ECA  5102  Superbird8 / DSN1, HYLAS4  Success  98  
20180725 11:25  VA244  ES  595  Galileo FOC M8  Success  99  
20180925 22:38  VA243  ECA  5103  Horizons3e, Azerspace2 / Intelsat 38  Success  100  
20181020 01:45  VA245  ECA  5105  BepiColombo  Success  101  
20181204 20:37  VA246  ECA  5104a  GSAT11, GEOKOMPSAT 2A  Success  102  
20190205 21:01  VA247  ECA  5106  GSAT31, Hellas Sat 4 / SaudiGeoSat 1  Success  103  
20190620 21:43  VA248  ECA  5107  DirecTV16, Eutelsat 7C  Success  104  
20190806 19:30  VA249  ECA  5108  EDRSC/HYLAS3, Intelsat 39  Success  105  
20191126 21:23  VA250  ECA  5109  Inmarsat5 F5, TIBA1  Success  106  
20200116 21:05  VA251  ECA  5110  Eutelsat Konnect, GSAT30  Success  107  
20200218 22:18  VA252  ECA  5111  JCSAT17, GEOKOMPSAT2B  Success  108  
20200815 22:04  VA253  ECA  5112  BSAT4b, Galaxy 30, MEV2  Success  109  
20210730 21:00  VA254  ECA  5113  Eutelsat Quantum, Star One D2  Success  110  
20211021 02:10  VA255  ECA  5114  SES17, Syracuse 4A  Success  111  
20211225 12:20  VA256  ECA  5115  James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)  Success  112 
Date Time (UTC) 
Rocket type Serial No. 
Payload  Orbit  Customers  Launch status 

22 June 2022 21:03^{[66]} 
ECA  GTO  Planned  
June 2022 ^{[67]}  ECA 

GTO  Planned  
H1 2022 ^{[68]}^{[69]}  ECA  Eutelsat Konnect VHTS^{[a]}^{[70]}  GTO  Eutelsat  Planned 
H1 2022 ^{[69]}  ECA 

GTO  Planned  
December 2022 ^{[71]}^{[72]}  ECA  MTGI1^{[a]}^{[73]}  GTO  EUMETSAT  Planned 
Q4 2022 ^{[74]}^{[75]}  ECA  GTO  Intelsat  Planned  
H2 2022 ^{[69]}^{[76]}  ECA  Eutelsat 10B^{[a]}  GTO  Eutelsat  Planned 
2022 ^{[77]}  ECA  Syracuse 4B (ComsatNG 2)^{[a]}^{[78]}  GTO  DGA  Planned 
April 2023^{[79]}  ECA  Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)  Heliocentric  ESA  Scheduled 
2023 ^{[80]}^{[81]}  ECA  Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat)^{[a]}^{[82]}  GTO  DLR  Planned 
We therefore plan for a rescheduled launch at the end of the second quarter 2022, and the satellite is thus expected to be operational during the fourth quarter.
There are currently seven satellites to be launched on behalf of Eutelsat in the Arianespace's backlog: Quantum, KONNECT VHTS, Eutelsat 10B, as well as four additional satellites under a MultiLaunch Services Agreement (MLSA) with the operator