This launching marks the 6th consecutive perfect flight since the resumption of the shootings of the ARIANE rocket in heavy version : 10 tons with three satellites on board :
DirectTV 9S built by Space Systems Loral will offer to the American a greater choice in the services of TV diffusion and will precede the future satellites with multiple beams for the multimedia applications.
Optus D1,2,3 T built by Orbital American Sciences Corporation will ensure 15 years of direct television, Internet connection, telephony and data transmission on Australia and New Zealand.
LDREX-2 build by NEC Toshiba Space Systems is a Broad scale Spreadable Reflector Experiment on scale 1/2 representative of the large spreadable antenna of future technological satellite ETS-8.
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