Ariane 5 G

In-active

ArianeGroup (AG)

June 4, 1996

Description

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
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    40000 km
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 G
  • Family
  • 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

ArianeGroup

Commercial
CEO: André-Hubert Roussel
AG 2015

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.

Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3E, eBird 1, SMART-1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 27, 2003, 11:14 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

INSAT-3A is a multipurpose satellite for providing telecommunications, television broadcasting, meteorological and search & rescue services. INSAT-3A payloads include Normal C-band transponders with expanded coverage from Middle East to South East Asia, Extended C-band transponders providing India coverage and Ku-band transponders providing India coverage. The satellite also carries one Data Relay Transponder (DRT) and one Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SAS&R) payload. SAS&R payload has a global receive coverage with 406 MHz uplink and C-band downlink with India coverage for the relay of signals from distress beacons in sea, air or land.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Optus and Defence C1 & BSAT-2c

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 11, 2003, 10:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3A & Galaxy 12

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 9, 2003, 10:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

INSAT-3A is a communications and weather satellite for ISRO, located at 93.5 degree East. Galaxy 12 is a geostationary communications satellite operating at 72 degree West, operated by PanAmSat.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 28, 2002, 10:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Atlantic Bird is a series of satellites operated by Eutelsat over the atlantic ocean. Operating at 12.5 degrees West. Meteosat 8 is a weather satellite operated by both ESA and EUMETSAT.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Stellat 5 & N-Star C

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 5, 2002, 11:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Stellat 5 is a communications satellite belonging to Eutelsat, operating at 5 degrees West. N-Star C is a geostationary communications satellite operating at 136 degrees East.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Envisat

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 1, 2002, 1:07 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

A large Earth-Observing satellite in sun synchronous polar orbit.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Artemis & BSAT-2b

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 12, 2001, 9:58 p.m.
Status: Launch was a Partial Failure
Mission:

Artemis is a geostationary earth orbit satellite for a ESA data relay satellite, it operates at the 21.5 degrees East. BSAT-2b is a geostationary, commercial communications satellite used for direct television broadcasting across Japan.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Eutelsat 28A & BSAT-2a

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 8, 2001, 10:51 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat 28A is a commercial communications satellite used for digital television, covering Europe and NW Africa. BSAT-2a is a geostationary, commercial communications satellite used for direct television broadcasting across Japan.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 20, 2000, 12:26 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | PAS-1R, Amsat P3D, STRV 1C, STRV 1D

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 16, 2000, 1:07 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

PAS-1R a commications satellite located at 40 degrees west, serving the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, operated by PanAmSat. Amsat P3D was an amateur radio satellite built and operated by AmSat. STRV was a series of four satellites operated by the UK MoD, intended to test new technologies, two were launched on this vehicle.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Astra 2B & GE-7

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 14, 2000, 10:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Astra 2B 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-7 is also a commercial communications satellite owned and operated by GE American. Providing coverage to North America, Hawaii, the Caribbean islands and most of Mexico.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3B & AsiaStar

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 21, 2000, 11:28 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

INSAT-3B is an Indian communications satellite which was built and operated by ISRO. AsiaStar is a US communications satellite operated by 1worldspace, operating at a geostarionary orbit at 105 degrees east.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | XMM-Newton

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 10, 1999, 2:32 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

An X-Ray space observatory launches by the ESA.

High Earth Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | MaqSat 3 & ARD

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 21, 1998, 4:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

MaqSat 3 was a dummy satellite to test the Ariane Vehicle. ARD was the Advanced Reentry Demonstrator, built by ESA. This is developed for experimental purposes to validate reentry techniques.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | MaqSat-H, TEAMSAT, MaqSat-B, YES

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 30, 1997, 1:43 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

A launch of four satellites

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 5 G | Cluster

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 4, 1996, 12:34 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

A constellation of four ESA spacecraft. These were intended to fly in a tetrahedral formation, and was inteded to conduct research into the Earth's magnetosphere.

High Earth Orbit
Explore Share

SpaceShipTwo
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Galactic 07
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Seventh commercial Virgin Galactic mission.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 8-8
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 10-1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Integrated Flight Test 4
Orbital Launch Mount A - SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Fourth test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle.


Ceres-1
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
3 satellites
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 3 satellites to polar orbit, details TBD: * TEE-01B *Naxing-3A/B