Arianespace

Ariane 5 ES

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 109 Failures: 5 Pending: 35

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 ES

Configuration: ES
Family: Ariane 5

Vehicle Specifications


Ariane 5 ES
GTO: None
LEO: 20000
Length: 45.7 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 746k kg
Thurst: 11400 kN
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Communications


The Galileo constellation is ESA’s satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Launch Window


NET: December 12th 2017 - 18:36 UTC

Open: December 12th 2017 - 18:36 UTC

Close: December 12th 2017 - 18:36 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou