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Ariane 5 ES – ArianeGroup

Ariane 5 ES – ArianeGroup

  • Family: Ariane 5
  • Length: 45.7 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 746 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21000 kg

The Ariane 5 ES, manufactured by ArianeGroup established in 2015, undertook its inaugural launch on 03/09/2008. Notably, Ariane 5 ES has 8 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 8 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

The Ariane 5 ES (Evolution Storable) has an estimated LEO launch capacity of 21,000 kg (46,000 lb). It includes all the performance improvements of Ariane 5 ECA core and boosters but replaces the ESC-A second stage with the restartable EPS used on Ariane 5 GS variants. It was used to launch the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) into a 260 km circular low Earth orbit inclined at 51.6° and has been used 3 times to launch 4 Galileo navigation satellites at a time directly into their operational orbit. The Ariane 5 ES flew 8 times from 2008 to 2018 with no failures.

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