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   Ariane 5 - Specifications
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Vehicle Overview

Note:  Payload performance and estimated cost provided for information only.  If you are interested in contracting for launch services, we recommend that you contact the service provider directly using the information above.

  LEO Payload*
(28.5 deg., 550 km)
GTO Payload*
(7 deg. inclination)
Estimated Launch Price Configuration Launch Mass
Ariane 5 39,600 lb
18,000 kg
(single / dual manifest)
15,000 lb / 13,160 lb
6,800 kg / 5,970 kg
US $120 M Core
+ 2 SRB
+ Aestus Second Stage
1,570,000 lb
710,000 kg

* Performance provided by Arianespace.

Vehicle Configuration

  Solid Rocket Booster Stage 1
(Core)
Stage 2
(Aestus)
Length 102 ft
31.2 m
95 ft
29 m
14.8 ft
4.5 m
Diameter 10 ft
3.0m
17.7 ft
5.4 m
17.7 ft
5.4 m
Gross Mass 583,000 lb
230,000 kg
375,000 lb
170,000 kg
24,000 lb
10,900 kg
Propellant
   Propellant Mass
HTPB
506,000 lb
230,000 kg
LOX / LH2
342,000 lb
155,000 kg
N2O4 / MMH
21,400 lb
9,700 kg
Engine**
   Thrust
   Isp
SRB
1,430,000 lbf
6,360 kN
273 sec
Vulcain (HM60)
250,000 lbf
1,120 kN
430 sec
Aestus (L9)
6,140 lbf
27,500 N
324 sec
Number of Engines 2 1 1
Nominal Burn Time 123 sec 590 sec 800 sec

** Note:  Vacuum engine performance unless otherwise specified. 


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