Ariane 5 ECA - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 72 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA are intended for commercial use (68.1%) and for the purpose of communications (90.3%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 70 (97.2%) launched so far.


  Data Table

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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

The years are 2014 and 2012, which saw the launch of 10 satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA.

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

SES S.A. owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA (8 - 11.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

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

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA (13 - 18.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 240km to 35,930km, with the average perigee being 34,746.7km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 17,480km to 35,933km, with the average apogee being 35,476.6km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,444 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 117kg to 6,910kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 975kg to 3,691kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Ariane 5 ECA:

Astra 2F.

The making of an SES satellite - ASTRA 2F

A commercial satellite, Astra 2F is operated by SES S.A. of Luxembourg for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Ariane 5 ECA (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 28 September 2012 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Astra 2F was constructed by EADS Astrium (France/UK/Germany).

Astra 2F has a launch mass of 6,000 kg (dry mass at 2,660 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2012-051A and NORAD ID 38778.

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 35,777km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.13E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 28 degrees.

 

 Compare Astra 2F with Hellas-Sat 4 from Greece.

 Compare Astra 2F with NigComSat-1R from Nigeria.


Optus 10.

Australia’s largest and most experienced satellite owner and operator

  Heaviest satellite launched by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) into space at 3,270 kg

A commercial satellite, Optus 10 is operated by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) of Australia for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 11 September 2014. Optus 10 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Optus 10 has a launch mass of 3,270 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2014-054A and NORAD ID 40146.

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 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.56E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 164 degrees.

 

 Compare Optus 10 with MUOS-1 from USA.

 Compare Optus 10 with MEV-1 from USA.


Measat 3B.

Launch of MEASAT-3b: 61st success in a row for Ariane 5

  Heaviest satellite launched by Malaysia into space at 5,800 kg

Measat 3B is a commercial satellite operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 11 September 2014. Measat 3B was constructed by Airbus Defence and Space (Germany/France).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Measat 3B has a launch mass of 5,800 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2014-054B and NORAD ID 40147.

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 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.56E-04.

With generated usable power of 16000 watts, Measat 3B orbits along the longitude of 92 degrees.

 

 Compare Measat 3B with Eutelsat 117 West A from Multinational.

 Compare Measat 3B with Apstar 7 from China.


Meteosat 11.

Meteosat: The Operational Capability of a Two Satellite System

  Second heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,000 kg

Designed for earth observation (Earth Science and Meterology), Meteosat 11 is a government and civil satellite operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) (Multinational).

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France/Italy), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 15 July 2015. Meteosat 11 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Meteosat 11 has a launch mass of 2,000 kg (dry mass at 1,200 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 12 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-034A and NORAD ID 40732.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 3 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Meteosat 11 with BSAT-3A from Japan.

 Compare Meteosat 11 with Arabsat 7F from Multinational.


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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