Ariane 5 User’s ManualIssue 5
Arianespace: the business friendly launch service company.
Tuned to customer needs
Arianespace is a fully industrial, operational and commercial company providing completepersonalized launch solutions.In house flexibility is proposed through a family of powerful, reliable and flexible launchvehicles operated from the same spaceport and providing a complete range of lift capabilities:
Ariane 5, the heavy lift workhorse for GTO missions, provides through the dual launchpolicy the best value for money,
Soyuz, the Ariane 5 complement to GTO is also perfectly suited for medium mass specificmissions (LEO, escape…),
Vega offers an affordable launch solution for small to medium missions.Arianespace combines low risk and flight proven launch systems with financing, insurance andback-up services providing reactivity for quick responses and decisions and tailor-madesolutions for start-ups or established players.With offices in the United States, Japan, Singapore and Europe, and with programrepresentatives elsewhere in the world, Arianespace is committed to forging service packagesthat meet our Customer’s requirements as closely as possible.
An experienced and reliable company
Arianespace established the most trusted commercial launch system satisfactorily managingmore than 290 contracts, the industry record. Arianespace competitiveness is demonstrated bythe market’s largest order book that confirms the past and present confidence of Arianespaceworldwide customers. Arianespace has a unique processing and launch experience with allcommercial satellite platforms as well as with very demanding scientific missions.
A dependable long term partner
Backed by the combined resources of its shareholders, the European Space Agency, France’sSpace Agency (CNES) and Europe’s major aerospace companies, Arianespace relies on thescientific and technical expertise of its European and Russian industrial partners. Europeanpolitical support, periodically confirmed, and international cooperation agreements with Russiaat state level, brings non comparable advantages.The reference system: any time, any mass, to any orbit.