What does the Ariane rocket carry?

What does the Ariane rocket carry?

Ariane 5 overview Arianespace’s Ariane 5 is the world reference for heavy-lift launchers, capable of carry payloads weighing more than 10 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) and over 20 metric tons into low-Earth orbit (LEO) – with a high degree of accuracy mission after mission.

How big is the Ariane 5?

It is 53 m high and 5.4 m diameter with a mass at liftoff of 780 tonnes for a dual satellite launch. Ariane 5 ECA is designed to deliver payloads, mainly communications satellites, with a mass of more than 10 t into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), including the supporting structure and adaptors.

Which is the heavy lift Space Launch Vehicle?

Heavy-lift launch vehicle. The Ariane 5, a heavy-lift launch vehicle. A heavy-lift launch vehicle, HLV or HLLV, is an orbital launch vehicle capable of lifting between 20,000 to 50,000 kg (44,000 to 110,000 lb) to low Earth orbit (LEO). As of 2017, operational heavy-lift launch vehicles include the Ariane 5, the Proton-M and the Delta IV Heavy.

How much does it cost to launch an Ariane 5?

Total launch price of an Ariane 5 – which can transport up to two satellites to space, one in the “upper” and one in the “lower” positions – is around 150 million Euro as of January 2015. The Ariane 5 ME (Mid-life Evolution) was in development into early 2015]

What is the payload capacity of 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.

Where does the Ariane 5 space launch take place?

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift space launch vehicle developed and operated by Arianespace for the European Space Agency (ESA). It is launched from the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. It has been used to deliver payloads into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) or low Earth orbit (LEO). A direct successor system, Ariane 6, is in development.