Ariane 5 G+ | Helios 2A, Essaim 1, 2, 3, 4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01

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 Helios 2A, Essaim 1-4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01 mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Sat, Dec 18th, 2004, 11:26 AM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 G+ and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Helios 2A, Essaim 1-4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01

Helios and Essaim are French miltary satellites for observation of Earth. Parasol is an Earth Observation research satellite.Nanosat 01 is a small technologu demonstator for the spanish space agency INTA.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 G+

The Ariane 5 G+ had an improved EPS second stage, with a GTO capacity of 7,100 kg (15,700 lb) for a single payload or 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) for two. It flew three times in 2004, with no 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.