Ariane 5 ES – Arianespace Family: Ariane 5 Length: 45.7 meters Diameter: 5.4 meters Launch Mass: 746 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21000 The Ariane 5 ES was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2008-03-09. Ariane 5 ES has 8 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. 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. 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.