Ariane 5 ES

In-active

ArianeGroup (AG)

March 9, 2008

Description

The Ariane 5 ES (Evolution Storable) has an estimated LEO launch capacity of 21,000 kg (46,000 lb). It includes all the performance improvements of Ariane 5 ECA core and boosters but replaces the ESC-A second stage with the restartable EPS used on Ariane 5 GS variants. It was used to launch the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) into a 260 km circular low Earth orbit inclined at 51.6° and has been used 3 times to launch 4 Galileo navigation satellites at a time directly into their operational orbit. The Ariane 5 ES flew 8 times from 2008 to 2018 with no failures.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    45.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    746 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    40000 km
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ES
  • Family
  • Variant
    ES
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ES
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • 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 ES | Galileo L10 (FOC FM19-FM22)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 25, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Galileo constellation is ESA's satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

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Ariane 5 ES | Galileo L9 (FOC FM15-FM18)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 12, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Galileo constellation is ESA's satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | Galileo L8 (FOC FM07 & FM12-FM14)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 17, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Galileo constellation is ESA's satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | ATV-5 (Georges Lemaitre)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 29, 2014, 11:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ATV-5 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resupply the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After 15 days in orbit it docked to the ISS on 12th August 2014.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | Albert Einstein ATV (ATV-004)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 5, 2013, 9:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ATV-4 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resupply the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After 10 days in orbit it docked to the ISS on 15th June 2013.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | Edoardo Amaldi ATV (ATV-003)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 23, 2012, 4:34 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ATV-3 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resupply the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After 5 days in orbit it docked to the ISS on 23rd March 2012.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | Johannes Kepler ATV (ATV-002)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 16, 2011, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ATV-2 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resupply the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After 8 days in orbit it docked to the ISS on 24th February 2011.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ES | ATV-1 "Jules Verne"

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 9, 2008, 4:03 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ATV-1 is the Automated Transfer Vehicle operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) to resuplly the international space station (ISS) with propellant, water, air and dry cargo. After three weeks of orbit testing it rendezvoused with the ISS on 3rd April 2008.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9
Success
1 day ago
Starlink Group 6-63
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days ago
Starlink Group 6-62
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 18 hours ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to…


Kuaizhou-11
Success
3 days, 22 hours ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 satellites to SSO: * Wuhan-1 * Chutian 001 * Tianyan 22 * Lingque-3 01


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 23 hours ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).