On July 25, 2013 at 19:54 UTC the Ariane 5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited 2 satellites: the "Alphasat-1” European telecommunication satellite and India's "INSAT-3D” meteorological satellite. The "Alphasat-1” is the largest telecommunication satellite ever manufactured and it will provide voice and data transmission services across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It was built by Astrium, an aerospace subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. INSAT-3D, developed by Indian space agency will provide enhanced meteorological observation and monitoring of land-ocean surfaces.