Ariane 5 ECA+

In-active

ArianeGroup (AG)

Aug. 7, 2019

Description

Ariane 5 ECA+ is a variant of the Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle, with a taller ECA-D upper stage.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA+
  • Family
  • Variant
    ECA+
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA+
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10200 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 ECA+ | Syracuse 4B & Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 5, 2023, 10 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Syracuse 4B is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) is a small geostationary communications satellite built by OHB System and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to explore and test new broadband communications technologies.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 14, 2023, 12:14 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

JUICE is an ESA mission to study some of the Jupiter's moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.

Heliocentric N/A
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Galaxy 35 & 36, MTG-I1

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 13, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Galaxy 35, 36 are two geostationary communications satellites operated by Intelsat. MTG-I1 is the first of EUMETSAT's third generation of weather satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 7, 2022, 9:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a large geostationary high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite designed to serve Europe with a capacity of 500 Gbps.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Measat-3d & GSAT 24

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 22, 2022, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Measat-3d is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite built by Airbus Space Systems. GSAT 24 is a communications satellite of the Indian Space Research Organization.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 25, 2021, 12:20 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments which combine to create a 6.5 m diameter mirror, considerably larger than Hubble's 2.4 m mirror. This will allow JWST to provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble, and will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, including observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies.

Sun-Earth L2
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | SES-17 & Syracuse 4A

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 24, 2021, 2:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

SES-17 is a Ka-band high-throughput geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space designed to provide mobile internet services to airline passengers over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean. Syracuse 4A is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 30, 2021, 9 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based on a SSL-1300 platform and equipped with C, X, Ku and Ka-band transceivers. It will provide communications services to Latin America for at least 15 years. Eutelsat Quantum is an experimental communications satellite carrying a payload able to be reconfigured by software. It is developed by ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence and Space.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit VA254
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Galaxy 30, MEV-2 & BSAT-4B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 15, 2020, 10:04 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Galaxy-30 is a geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat. Satellite is built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) and is planned to provide video distribution and broadcast services to customers in North America. Galaxy 30 satellite is launched in tandem with MEV-2 vehicle. MEV-2, which stands for Mission Extension Vehicle-2, is the second servicing mission by NGIS. MEV-2 will rendezvous and dock with the Intelsat 1002 satellite in early 2021. Then, MEV-2 will use its own thrusters and fuel supply to control the satellite’s orbit, thereby extending its useful lifetime. Another passenger of the flight is the BSAT-4b satellite for the Japanese operator BSAT. BSAT-4b will serve as a back-up for BSAT-4a satellite, launched in 2017. BSAT-4b will provide Direct-to-Home television services and is expected to operate for at least 15 years.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | JCSAT-17 & GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 18, 2020, 10:18 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

JCSAT-17 is a Japanese communication satellite of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Its payloads incorporate S-band, C-band and Ku-band transponders, which will provide satellite communication services. The S-band and C-band transponders will serve NTT DOCOMO, Inc., the largest telecommunications company in Japan, for its flexible mobile communications services in Japan and the surrounding region under IRU contract (Indefeasible Right of Use). SKY Perfect JSAT will support NTT DOCOMO’s satellite communication services. JCSAT-17 also includes a flexible processor that will allow SJC to redirect capacity to concentrate on disaster relief efforts or other high-volume events. The GEO-KOMPSAT-2 program is a national program of the Korean government to develop and operate two civilian geostationary satellites sharing the same satellite bus: GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for meteorological and space weather monitoring missions; and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for Earth environment monitoring and ocean monitoring missions. The GEO-KOMPSAT 2 program also ensures the succession for the COMS program (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite). The satellite carries two main payloads: GOCI II (Geostationary Ocean Color Imager II), provided by Airbus Defence and Space; and the GEMS (Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer), provided by Ball Aerospace & Technologies.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Intelsat 39 & EDRS-C/HYLAS 3

ArianeGroup | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

EDRS-C is one of the two EDRS (European Data Relay System) satellites. EDRS is the European constellation of two geostationary data relay satellites that will relay information and data between satellites, spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and ground stations. Broadband communications payload called HYLAS 3 is placed on EDRS-C satellite, and is to complement HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 satellites already in orbit.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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