Ariane 5 G | XMM-Newton

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 G Rocket

Launch Status
Success

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 G rocket as part of the XMM-Newton mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Fri, Dec 10th, 1999, 9:32 AM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

XMM-Newton

An X-Ray space observatory launches by the ESA.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

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

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.