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Helios 2A, Essaim 1-4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

Helios and Essaim are French miltary satellites for observation of Earth. Parasol is an Earth Observation research satellite.Nanosat 01 is a small technologu demonstator for the spanish space agency INTA.

Ariane 5 G+

Family: Ariane 5
Configuration: G+

The Ariane 5 G+ had an improved EPS second stage, with a GTO capacity of 7,100 kg (15,700 lb) for a single payload or 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) for two. It flew three times in 2004, with no failures.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    55.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    750 T
  • Thrust
    12000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 G+
  • Family
    Ariane 5
  • Variant
    G+
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 G+
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    7100 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 125 Failures: 7 Pending: 34

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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