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


Optus and Defence C1 is a relay platform in geostationary orbit at 156 degrees East. It is one of the most advanced communications satellites ever built. BSAT-2C is a geostationary communication satellite for B-SAT.

Launch Window

NET: June 11th 2003 - 22:38 UTC

Open: June 11th 2003 - 22:38 UTC

Close: June 11th 2003 - 22:38 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou



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