Ariane 5 G | Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Ariane 5 G | Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

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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Astra 2D & GE-8, LDREX

Astra 2D is one of the Astra communications satellite owned and operated by SES. Providing digital television and radio broadcast service to the UK and Republic of Island. GE-8 is also a commercial communications satellite operated by GE American, covering the USA, Canada and Caribbean. LDREX was an engineering test to validate the antenna on the ETS-8.

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Ariane 5 G


Height 57.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 6900 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 12200 kg

Liftoff Mass 737 Tonnes


Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 1996-06-04

Launch Failures 3


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