List of Ariane launches (2000–2009)

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This is a list of launches performed by Ariane carrier rockets between 2000 and 2009. During this period, the Ariane 4 was retired from service in favour of the Ariane 5.

Date (GMT) Variant Configuration Serial No Payload Orbit Outcome Remarks
25 January 2000, 01:04[1][2] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-126/494 Galaxy 10R GTO Success
18 February 2000, 01:04[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-127/495 Superbird 4 GTO Success
21 March 2000, 23:28[4] Ariane 5 G V-128/505 Insat 3B
AsiaStar
GTO Success
19 April 2000, 00:29[1][2] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-129/496 Galaxy 4R GTO Success
17 August 2000, 23:16[3] Ariane 4 44LP-3 V-131/4097 Brasilsat B4
Nilesat 102
GTO Success
6 September 2000, 22:33[5] Ariane 4 44P V-132/4098 Eutelsat W1 GTO Success
14 September 2000, 22:54[4] Ariane 5 G V-130/506 Astra 2B
GE-7
GTO Success
6 October 2000, 23:00[1][2] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-133/4099 N-SAT 110 GTO Success
29 October 2000, 05:59[3] Ariane 4 44LP-3 V-134/4100 EuropeStar F1 GTO Success
16 November 2000, 01:07[4] Ariane 5 G V-135/507 PanAmSat-1R
Amsat-P3D
STRV 1C
STRV 1D
GTO Success
21 November 2000, 23:56[6] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-136/4102 Anik F1 GTO Success
20 December 2000, 00:26[4] Ariane 5 G V-138/508 Astra 2D
GE-8
LDREX
GTO Success
10 January 2001, 22:09[5] Ariane 4 44P-3 V-137/4101 Turksat 2A GTO Success
7 February 2001, 23:05[6] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-139/4103 Sicral-1
Skynet 4F
GTO Success
8 March 2001, 22:51[4] Ariane 5 G V-140/509 Eurobird-1
BSat-2a
GTO Success
9 June 2001, 06:45[6] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-141/4104 Intelsat 901 GTO Success
12 July 2001, 21:58[4] Ariane 5 G V-142/510 Artemis
BSat-2b
GTO (planned)
MEO (achieved)
Partial failure Upper stage underperformed, payloads placed in useless orbit. Artemis raised to correct orbit at expense of operational fuel, BSat unrecoverable
30 August 2001, 06:46[6] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-143/4105 Intelsat 902 GTO Success
25 September 2001, 23:21[5] Ariane 4 44P V-144/4106 Atlantic Bird 2 GTO Success
27 November 2001, 05:59[3] Ariane 4 44LP-3 V-146/4107 DirecTV-4S GTO Success
23 January 2002, 23:46[1][2] Ariane 4 42L-3 V-147/4108 Insat 3C GTO Success Final flight of Ariane 42L-3
23 February 2002, 06:59[6] Ariane 4 44L V-148/4109 Intelsat 904 GTO Success
1 March 2002, 01:07[4] Ariane 5 G V-145/511 Envisat SSO Success
29 March 2002, 01:29[6] Ariane 4 44L V-149/4110 Astra 3A
JCSAT-8
GTO Success
16 April 2002, 23:02[6] Ariane 4 44L-3 V-150/4111 NSS-7 GTO Success
4 May 2002, 01:31[7] Ariane 4 42P V-151/4112 SPOT-5
IDEFIX
SSO Success
5 June 2002, 06:44[6] Ariane 4 44L V-152/4113 Intelsat 905 GTO Success
5 July 2002, 23:22[4] Ariane 5 G V-153/512 Stellat-5
NStar-C
GTO Success
28 August 2002, 22:45[4] Ariane 5 G V-155/513 Atlantic Bird 1
MSG-1
MFD
GTO Success
6 September 2002, 06:44[6] Ariane 4 44L V-154/4114 Intelsat 906 GTO Success
11 December 2002, 22:22[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-157/517 Hot Bird 7
Stentor
MFD-A
MFD-B
GTO (planned) Failure Maiden flight of Ariane 5ECA, first stage engine failure, destroyed by range safety
17 December 2002, 23:04[6] Ariane 4 44L V-156/4115 NSS-6 GTO Success
15 February 2003, 07:00[6] Ariane 4 44L V-159/4116 Intelsat 907 GTO Success Final flight of Ariane 4
9 April 2003, 22:52[4] Ariane 5 G V-160/514 Insat 3A
Galaxy 12
GTO Success
11 June 2003, 22:38[4] Ariane 5 G V-161/515 Optus C1
BSat 2c
GTO Success
27 September 2003, 23:14[4] Ariane 5 G V-162/516 Insat 3E
eBird-1
SMART-1
GTO Success Final flight of Ariane 5G
2 March 2004, 07:17[4] Ariane 5 G+ V-158/518 Rosetta Heliocentric Success Maiden flight of Ariane 5G+
18 July 2004, 00:44[4] Ariane 5 G+ V-163/519 Anik F3 GTO Success
18 December 2004, 16:26[4] Ariane 5 G+ V-165/520 Helios 2A
Essaim-1
Essaim-2
Essaim-3
Essaim-4
PARASOL
Nanosat 01
SSO Success Final flight of Ariane 5G+
12 February 2005, 21:03[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-164/521 XTAR-EUR
Maqsat-B2
Sloshsat-FLEVO
GTO Success
11 August 2005, 08:20[4] Ariane 5 GS V-166/523 iPStar-1 GTO Success Maiden flight of Ariane 5GS
13 October 2005, 22:32[4] Ariane 5 GS V-168/524 Syracuse 3A
Galaxy 15
GTO Success
16 November 2005, 23:46[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-167/522 Spaceway-2
Telkom-2
GTO Success
21 December 2005, 23:33[4] Ariane 5 GS V-169/525 Insat 4A
MSG-2
GTO Success
11 March 2006, 22:33[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-170/527 Spainsat
Hot Bird 7A
GTO Success
27 May 2006, 21:09[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-171/529 Satmex-6
Thaicom-5
GTO Success
11 August 2006, 22:15[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-172/531 JCSAT-10
Syracuse 3B
GTO Success
13 October 2006, 20:56[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-173/533 DirecTV-9S
Optus D1
LDREX-2
GTO Success
8 December 2006, 22:08[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-174/534 WildBlue-1
AMC-18
GTO Success
11 March 2007, 22:03[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-175/535 Skynet 5A
Insat 4B
GTO Success
4 May 2007, 22:29[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-176/536 Astra 1L
Galaxy 17
GTO Success
14 August 2007, 23:44[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-177/537 Spaceway-3
BSat-3A
GTO Success
5 October 2007, 22:02[4] Ariane 5 GS V-178/526 Intelsat 11
Optus D2
GTO Success
14 November 2007, 22:03[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-179/538 Skynet 5B
Star One C1
GTO Success
21 December 2007, 21:41[4] Ariane 5 GS V-180/530 Rascom-QAF1
Horizons-2
GTO Success
9 March 2008, 04:03[4] Ariane 5 ES V-181/528 Jules Verne ATV LEO Success Maiden flight of Ariane 5ES
18 April 2008, 22:17[4] Ariane 5 ECA V-182/539 Star One C2
Vinasat-1
GTO Success
12 June 2008, 22:05 Ariane 5 ECA V-183/540 Skynet 5C
Turksat 3A
GTO Success
7 July 2008, 21:47 Ariane 5 ECA V-184/541 ProtoStar-1
Badr-6
GTO Success
14 August 2008, 20:44 Ariane 5 ECA V-185/542 Superbird-7
AMC-21
GTO Success
20 December 2008, 22:35 Ariane 5 ECA V-186/543 Hot Bird 9
Eutelsat W2M
GTO Success
12 February 2009, 22:09 Ariane 5 ECA V-187/545 Hot Bird 10
NSS-9
Spirale-A
Spirale-B
GTO Success
14 May 2009, 13:12 Ariane 5 ECA V-188/546 Herschel Space Observatory
Planck
Sun-Earth L2 point Success
1 July 2009, 19:52 Ariane 5 ECA V-189/547 TerreStar-1 GTO Success
21 August 2009, 22:09 Ariane 5 ECA V-190/548 JCSAT-12
Optus D3
GTO Success
1 October 2009, 21:59 Ariane 5 ECA V-191/549 Amazonas 2
COMSATBw-1
GTO Success
29 October 2009, 20:00 Ariane 5 ECA V-192/550 NSS-12
Thor-6
GTO Success
18 December 2009, 16:26 Ariane 5 GS V-193/532 Helios 2B SSO Success Final flight of Ariane 5GS

References[edit]

  • Wade, Mark. "Ariane". Encyclopedia Astronautica.