Arianespace

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.

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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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Astrophysics


Herschel is a space observatory for the ESA. It is a infrared telescope and the largest ever launched to date. NASA is however a partner in this mission. Planck is also an ESA space observatory but maps cosmic microwave background.

Launch Window


NET: May 14th 2009 - 13:12 UTC

Open: May 14th 2009 - 13:12 UTC

Close: May 14th 2009 - 13:12 UTC

Watch the Launch



Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih5R0y8t2IQ

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