Ariane 5 G

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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.


Launch Vehicle

Ariane 5 G

Configuration: G
Family: Ariane 5

Vehicle Specifications

Ariane 5 G
GTO: 6900
LEO: 12200
Length: 57.0 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 737k kg
Thurst: None kN


Artemis is a geostationary earth orbit satellite for a ESA data relay satellite, it operates at the 21.5 degrees East. BSAT-2b is a geostationary, commercial communications satellite used for direct television broadcasting across Japan.

Launch Window

NET: July 12th 2001 - 21:58 UTC

Open: July 12th 2001 - 21:58 UTC

Close: July 12th 2001 - 21:58 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou



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