Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

Astra 2D is one of the Astra communications satellite owned and operated by SES. Providing digital television and radio broadcast service to the UK and Republic of Island. GE-8 is also a commercial communications satellite operated by GE American, covering the USA, Canada and Caribbean. LDREX was an engineering test to validate the antenna on the ETS-8.

Ariane 5 G

Family: Ariane 5
Configuration: G

The original version is dubbed Ariane 5 G (Generic) and had a launch mass of 737 tonnes. Its payload capability to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) was 6,900 kg (15,200 lb) for a single satellite or 6,100 kg (13,400 lb) for dual launches. It flew 17 times with one failure and two partial failures.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    737 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 G
  • Family
    Ariane 5
  • Variant
    G
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 G
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    12200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6900 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 140 Failures: 7 Pending: 35

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Ariane Launch Area 3


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