Ariane 5 - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 91 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Ariane 5, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Ariane 5 are intended for commercial use (71.4%) and for the purpose of communications (83.5%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 81 (89.0%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Ariane 5

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2017, which saw the launch of 12 satellites launched via Ariane 5.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Ariane 5?

EUTELSAT S.A. owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Ariane 5 (10 - 11.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Ariane 5?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Ariane 5 (17 - 18.7% of the satellites in this dataset).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via Ariane 5 (8 satellites - 8.8%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 679km to 35,800km, with the average perigee being 33,943.8km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 682km to 114,027km, with the average apogee being 35,164.3km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 2,872 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 715kg to 6,654kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 800kg to 5,624kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Ariane 5:

Sky Muster 2.

Sky Muster II Launch

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Australia into space at 6,405 kg

Sky Muster 2 is a commercial satellite operated by NBN Co (operated by Optus) (Australia) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space on 5 October 2016 using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Sky Muster 2 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Sky Muster 2 has a launch mass of 6,405 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2016-060B and NORAD ID 41794.

Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,798km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 9.49E-05.

With generated usable power of 16400 watts, Sky Muster 2 orbits along the longitude of 145 degrees.

 

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Yahsat-1A from United Arab Emirates.

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Echostar 15 from USA.


JCSat 17.

JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellites separation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Japan into space at 5,857 kg

Operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan, JCSat 17 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (USA), it was launched into space on 18 February 2020 using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. JCSat 17 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2020-013A and NORAD ID 45245, JCSat 17 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 5,857 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.20E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,800km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

JCSat 17 orbits along the longitude of 136 degrees at an inclination of 7 degrees.

 

 Compare JCSat 17 with Beidou 3 IGSO-3 from China.

 Compare JCSat 17 with Eutelsat 133 West A from Multinational.


Eutelsat Quantum.

Eutelsat Quantum: Europe’s reprogrammable satellite

Designed for communications, Eutelsat Quantum is a commercial satellite operated by EUTELSAT S.A. (Multinational).

Delivered via Ariane 5 (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 30 July 2021 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Eutelsat Quantum was constructed by Airbus (France/UK/Germany/Spain).

Eutelsat Quantum has a launch mass of 3,461 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-069B and NORAD ID 49056.

Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,728km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 5.22E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 48 degrees.

 

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with TJS-7 from China.

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with Eutelsat Hot Bird 13C from Multinational.


EDRS-C.

EDRS-C SpaceDataHighway

  Second heaviest satellite launched by ESA into space at 3,186 kg

EDRS-C is a commercial satellite operated by Airbus (ESA) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by OHB Germany (Germany), it was launched into space on 6 August 2019 using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. EDRS-C orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

EDRS-C has a launch mass of 3,186 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-049A and NORAD ID 44475.

Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,782km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 9.49E-05 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 31 degrees.

 

 Compare EDRS-C with GSAT-16 from India.

 Compare EDRS-C with Zhongxing 2E from China.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  By Launch Vehicle:  Cape Canaveral   |   Baikonur Cosmodrome   |   Guiana Space Center   |   International Space Station   |   Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center   |   Plesetsk Cosmodrome   |   Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1   |   Satish Dhawan Space Centre   |   Taiyuan Launch Center   |   Vandenberg AFB   |   Xichang Satellite Launch Center   |   Boeing Satellite Systems   |   Airbus Defense and Space   |   EADS Astrium   |   Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems   |   Space Systems/Loral   |   Surrey Satellite Technology   |   Technical University Berlin   |   Thales Alenia Space


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