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Rosetta Launch 2nd March 2004, Arianespace Flight 158

The European Space Agency Launch of Rosetta on board an Ariane 5G Launch vehicle. After two previous launch attempts had been postponed Rosetta finally set o...

Rosetta

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Heliocentric N/A Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

Rosetta is a space probe built by the ESA, along with Philae, its lander, it intends to survery and study comet 67P/Churyumov-Garasimenko.

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

ArianeGroup

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CEO: André-Hubert Roussel Founded: 2015 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

ArianeGroup (formerly Airbus Safran Launchers) is an aerospace company based in France. A joint venture between Airbus and Safran, the company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux. It consists of three core arms: aerospace, defence and security.

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