Ariane 5 G
European Space Agency
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Ariane Launch Area 3
Kourou, French Guiana
317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
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.
European Space Agency – ESA
- Type: Multinational
- Abbreviation: ESA
- Administration: Director General: Josef Aschbacher
- Founded: 1975
- Country: AUT,BEL,CZE,DNK,FIN,FRA,DEU,GRC,IRE,ITA,LUZ,NLD,NOR,POL,PRT,ROU,ESP,SWE,CHE,GBR
The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees.
ESA’s space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.