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Ariane 5 GS – ArianeGroup

Ariane 5 GS – ArianeGroup

  • Family: Ariane 5
  • Length: 55 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 750 T

The Ariane 5 GS was manufactured by ArianeGroup with the first launch on 2005-08-11. Ariane 5 GS has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. At the time of the failure of the first Ariane 5 ECA flight in 2002, all Ariane 5 launchers in production were ECA versions. Some of the ECA cores were modified to use the original Vulcain engine and tank volumes while the failure was investigated; these vehicles were designated Ariane 5 GS. The GS used the improved EAP boosters of the ECA variant and the improved EPS of the G+ variant, but the increased mass of the modified ECA core compared to the G and G+ core resulted in slightly reduced payload capacity. Ariane 5 GS could carry a single payload of 6,600 kg (14,600 lb) or a dual payload of 5,800 kg (12,800 lb) to GTO. The Ariane 5 GS flew 6 times from 2005 to 2009 with no failures.

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