Ariane 5 GS

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 Failures: 5 Pending: 36

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 GS

Configuration: GS
Family: Ariane 5

Vehicle Specifications

Ariane 5 GS
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN


RASCOM-QAF 1 is the first satellite dedicated to the African continent. It operates at 2.85 degrees East, providing telecommunication services. Horizons-2 is a communications satellite owned by Horizons Satellite a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Group and Intelsat. It operates at 74 degrees West.

Launch Window

NET: December 21st 2007 - 21:42 UTC

Open: December 21st 2007 - 21:42 UTC

Close: December 21st 2007 - 21:42 UTC

Watch the Launch

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou




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