Ariane 5 ECA

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 Failures: 5 Pending: 36

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.


Launch Vehicle

Ariane 5 ECA

Configuration: ECA
Family: Ariane 5

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Vehicle Specifications

Ariane 5 ECA
GTO: 10500
LEO: None
Length: 57.7 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 780k kg
Thurst: 11400 kN


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Launch Window

NET: May 4th 2007 - 22:29 UTC

Open: May 4th 2007 - 22:29 UTC

Close: May 4th 2007 - 22:29 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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