Ariane 5 G | Artemis & BSAT-2b

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 G Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 G rocket as part of the Artemis & BSAT-2b mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Jul 12th, 2001, 5:58 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Artemis & BSAT-2b

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.


Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana


Ariane 5 G

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.


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.