Ariane 5 ECA – Arianespace Family: Ariane 5 Length: 57.7 meters Diameter: 5.4 meters Launch Mass: 780 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: The Ariane 5 ECA was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2002-12-11. Ariane 5 ECA has 71 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 73 launches. Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family. Manufacturer 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. Arianespace is a Commercial FRA entity that was founded in 1980 and is administered by CEO: Stéphane Israël. Arianespace has 142 successful launches and 8 failed launches with a total of 150 launches.