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Ariane 5

Ariane 5 was a European heavy-lift space launch vehicle developed and operated by Arianespace for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was 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).

Since its first launch, Ariane 5 has been refined in successive versions: "G", "G+", "GS", "ECA", and most recently, "ES". The system has a commonly used dual-launch capability, where up to two large geostationary belt communication satellites can be mounted using a SYLDA (Système de Lancement Double Ariane, "Ariane Double-Launch System") carrier system.

Missions: 117
Successes: 112
Partial Failures: 3
Failures: 2
Success Streak: 20
Success Rate: 97.0%
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Configurations

Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
ESA
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m
Ariane 5 ES
Image Credit: Arianespace
ESA
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 50.5 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m
Ariane 5 G
Image Credit: Arianespace
ESA
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 11,400 kN
Payload to GTO: 6,900 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 52.0 m
Ariane 5 G+
Image Credit: Arianespace
ESA
Status: Retired
Price: $190.0 million
Payload to GTO: 7,100 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Ariane 5 GS
Image Credit: Arianespace
ESA
Status: Retired
Payload to GTO: 6,600 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 47.0 m

Launch Sites

ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France

Launches

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Ariane 5 ECA | Syracuse 4B & Heinrich Hertz
Wed Jul 05, 2023 22:00 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer)
Fri Apr 14, 2023 12:14 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Galaxy 35 & 36, MTG-I1
Tue Dec 13, 2022 20:30 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat Konnect VHTS
Wed Sep 07, 2022 21:45 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Measat-3d & GSAT-24
Wed Jun 22, 2022 21:50 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:20 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | SES-17 & Syracuse-4A
Sun Oct 24, 2021 02:10 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat Quantum & Star One D2
Fri Jul 30, 2021 21:00 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | BSat 4b & Galaxy 30, MEV-2
Sat Aug 15, 2020 22:04 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-17 & GEO-KOMPSAT 2B
Tue Feb 18, 2020 22:18 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat Konnect BB4A & GSAT-30
Thu Jan 16, 2020 21:05 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Inmarsat 5 F5 & TIBA-1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 21:23 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | EDRS-C/HYLAS 3 & Intelsat 39
Tue Aug 06, 2019 19:30 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16
Thu Jun 20, 2019 21:43 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | GSAT-31 & Hellas-Sat-4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 21:01 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | GSAT-11 & GEO-KOMPSAT 2A
Tue Dec 04, 2018 20:37 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | BepiColombo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 01:45 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Horizons-3e & Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38
Tue Sep 25, 2018 22:38 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | Galileo FOC FM19-FM22
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:25 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Superbird-B3/DSN-1 & HYLAS-4
Thu Apr 05, 2018 21:34 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | SES-14/GOLD & Al Yah-3
Thu Jan 25, 2018 22:20 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | Galileo FOC FM15-FM18
Tue Dec 12, 2017 18:36 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a
Fri Sep 29, 2017 21:56 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Hellas Sat 3 & GSAT-17
Wed Jun 28, 2017 21:15 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | ViaSat 2 & Eutelsat 172B
Thu Jun 01, 2017 23:45 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Koreasat 7 & SGDC-1
Thu May 04, 2017 21:50 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 32e/SkyBrasil-1 & Telkom-3S
Tue Feb 14, 2017 21:39 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Star One D1 & JCSAT-15
Wed Dec 21, 2016 20:30 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | Galileo FOC FM7/FM12-FM14
Thu Nov 17, 2016 13:06 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Sky Muster II & GSAT-18
Wed Oct 05, 2016 20:30 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 33e & Intelsat 36
Wed Aug 24, 2016 22:16 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | EchoStar 18 & BRISat
Sat Jun 18, 2016 21:38 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 65 West A
Wed Mar 09, 2016 05:20 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 29e
Wed Jan 27, 2016 23:20 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat 6B & GSAT-15
Tue Nov 10, 2015 21:34 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | NBN Co 1A & ARSAT-2
Wed Sep 30, 2015 20:30 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 8 West B & Intelsat 34
Thu Aug 20, 2015 20:34 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C4 & MSG-4
Wed Jul 15, 2015 21:42 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-15 & Sky Mexico 1
Wed May 27, 2015 21:16 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Thor 7 & SICRAL-2
Sun Apr 26, 2015 20:00 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-14 & GSAT-16
Sat Dec 06, 2014 20:40 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 30 & ARSAT-1
Thu Oct 16, 2014 21:43 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | MEASAT 3b & Optus 10
Thu Sep 11, 2014 22:05 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | ATV-5
Tue Jul 29, 2014 23:47 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 5B & Amazonas 4A
Sat Mar 22, 2014 22:04 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus
Thu Feb 06, 2014 21:30 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1 & GSAT-7
Thu Aug 29, 2013 20:30 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Alphasat I-XL & INSAT-3D
Thu Jul 25, 2013 19:54 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | ATV-4
Wed Jun 05, 2013 21:52 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Amazonas-3 & Azerspace-1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 21:36 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5D & Mexsat-3
Wed Dec 19, 2012 21:49 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 21B & Star One C3
Sat Nov 10, 2012 21:05 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 2F & GSAT-10
Fri Sep 28, 2012 21:18 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2
Thu Aug 02, 2012 20:54 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | EchoStar XVII & MSG-3
Thu Jul 05, 2012 21:36 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-13 & Vinasat-2
Tue May 15, 2012 22:13 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | ATV-3
Fri Mar 23, 2012 04:34 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat-5C & SES-2
Wed Sep 21, 2011 21:38 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 1N & BSAT-3C
Sat Aug 06, 2011 22:52 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | ST-2 & GSAT-8
Fri May 20, 2011 20:38 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Yahsat 1A & Intelsat 28
Fri Apr 22, 2011 21:37 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | ATV-2
Wed Feb 16, 2011 21:51 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Koreasat 6 & Hispasat-1E
Wed Dec 29, 2010 21:27 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Intelsat 17 & HYLAS-1
Fri Nov 26, 2010 18:39 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat W3B & BSAT-3B
Thu Oct 28, 2010 21:51 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Nilesat-201 & Rascom-QAF 1R
Wed Aug 04, 2010 20:59 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Arabsat-5A & COMS-1
Sat Jun 26, 2010 21:41 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2
Fri May 21, 2010 22:01 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 GS | Hélios 2B
Fri Dec 18, 2009 16:26 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | NSS-12 & Thor-6
Thu Oct 29, 2009 20:00 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Amazonas 2 & COMSATBw-1
Thu Oct 01, 2009 21:59 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-12 & Optus D3
Fri Aug 21, 2009 22:09 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | TerreStar-1
Wed Jul 01, 2009 17:52 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Herschel & Planck
Thu May 14, 2009 13:12 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Hot Bird 10, NSS-9 & Spirale-A & B
Thu Feb 12, 2009 22:09 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Hot Bird 9 & Eutelsat W2M
Sat Dec 20, 2008 22:35 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Superbird-7 & AMC-21
Thu Aug 14, 2008 20:44 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | ProtoStar-1 & Badr-6
Mon Jul 07, 2008 21:47 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5C & Türksat 3A
Thu Jun 12, 2008 22:05 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA | Star One C2 & Vinasat-1
Fri Apr 18, 2008 22:17 UTC
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Arianespace
Ariane 5 ES | ATV-1
Sun Mar 09, 2008 04:03 UTC
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Ariane 5 GS | Rascom-QAF1 & Horizons-2
Fri Dec 21, 2007 21:41 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5B & Star One C1
Wed Nov 14, 2007 22:06 UTC
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Ariane 5 GS | Intelsat 11 & Optus D2
Fri Oct 05, 2007 22:02 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Spaceway-3 & BSat-3A
Tue Aug 14, 2007 23:44 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Astra 1L & Galaxy 17
Fri May 04, 2007 22:29 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Skynet 5A & INSAT-4B
Sun Mar 11, 2007 22:03 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | WildBlue-1 & AMC-18
Fri Dec 08, 2006 22:08 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | DirecTV-9S, Optus D1 & LDREX-2
Fri Oct 13, 2006 20:56 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | JCSAT-10 & Syracuse 3B
Fri Aug 11, 2006 22:15 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Satmex-6 & Thaicom-5
Sat May 27, 2006 21:09 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Spainsat & Hotbird 7A
Sat Mar 11, 2006 22:33 UTC
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Ariane 5 GS | INSAT-4A & MSG-2
Wed Dec 21, 2005 22:33 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Spaceway-2 & Telkom-2
Wed Nov 16, 2005 23:46 UTC
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Ariane 5 GS | Syracuse 3A & Galaxy 15
Thu Oct 13, 2005 22:32 UTC
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Ariane 5 GS | iPStar-1
Thu Aug 11, 2005 08:20 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2 & Sloshsat-FLEVO
Sat Feb 12, 2005 21:03 UTC
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Ariane 5 G+ | Hélios 2A, PARASOL & Others
Sat Dec 18, 2004 16:26 UTC
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Ariane 5 G+ | Anik F2
Sun Jul 18, 2004 00:44 UTC
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Ariane 5 G+ | Rosetta
Tue Mar 02, 2004 07:17 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Insat 3E, eBird-1 & SMART-1
Sat Sep 27, 2003 23:14 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Optus C1 & BSAT-2c
Wed Jun 11, 2003 22:38 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3A & Galaxy 12
Wed Apr 09, 2003 22:52 UTC
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Ariane 5 ECA | Hot Bird 7, Stentor & MFD-A/B
Wed Dec 11, 2002 22:22 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Atlantic Bird 1, MSG-1 & MFD
Wed Aug 28, 2002 22:45 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Stellat-5 & NStar-C
Fri Jul 05, 2002 23:22 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Envisat
Fri Mar 01, 2002 01:07 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Artemis & BSAT-2b
Thu Jul 12, 2001 21:58 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Eurobird-1 & BSat-2a
Thu Mar 08, 2001 22:51 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Astra 2D, GE-8, LDREX
Wed Dec 20, 2000 00:26 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | PanAmSat-1R, Amsat-P3D, STRV 1C & 1D
Thu Nov 16, 2000 01:07 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Astra 2B & GE-7
Thu Sep 14, 2000 22:54 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3B & AsiaStar
Tue Mar 21, 2000 23:28 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | XMM-Newton
Fri Dec 10, 1999 14:32 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | MaqSat 3 & ARD
Wed Oct 21, 1998 16:37 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | MaqSat-H, MaqSat-B & YES
Thu Oct 30, 1997 13:43 UTC
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Ariane 5 G | Cluster FM1 to FM4
Tue Jun 04, 1996 12:34 UTC
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