LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Dec 18 2004
Arianespace

Helios 2A, Essaim 1-4, PARASOL, Nanosat 01

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(4:26 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(4:26 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(4:26 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 5 G+

Description:

The Ariane 5 G+ had an improved EPS second stage, with a GTO capacity of 7,100 kg (15,700 lb) for a single payload or 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) for two. It flew three times in 2004, with no failures.

Ariane 5 G+ rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Dedicated Rideshare
  • Helios and Essaim are French miltary satellites for observation of Earth. Parasol is an Earth Observation research satellite.Nanosat 01 is a small technologu demonstator for the spanish space agency INTA.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 3