Ariane 5 ECA | BepiColombo

Ariane 5 ECA | BepiColombo

Ariane Launch Area 3
Kourou, French Guiana

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Arianespace

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.

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BepiColombo

BepiColombo is a joint mission of the ESA and the JAXA to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface.

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Ariane 5 ECA


Height 57.70 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 10500 kg

Liftoff Thrust 11400 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 780 Tonnes


Launch Success 71

Consecutive Success 8

Maiden Flight 2002-12-11

Launch Failures 2


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