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Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

Ariane 5 G

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

Atlantic Bird is a series of satellites operated by Eutelsat over the atlantic ocean. Operating at 12.5 degrees West. Meteosat 8 is a weather satellite operated by both ESA and EUMETSAT.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 G – ArianeGroup

Family: Ariane 5
Length: 57 m
Diameter: 5.4 m
Launch Mass: 737 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 12200 kg

The Ariane 5 G was manufactured by ArianeGroup with the first launch on 1996-06-04. Ariane 5 G has 13 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 16 launches. 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.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane | Vega

Country: FRA

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.

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