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ESA's Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle User's Manual

ESA's Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle User's Manual

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Published by Orion2015
User's guide for the European Space Agency's ESA Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Published in 2008.
User's guide for the European Space Agency's ESA Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Published in 2008.

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Ariane 5
User’s ManualIssue 5 Revision 0
July 2008Issued and approved by ArianespaceEdouard PEREZSenior Vice President Engineering
Ariane 5 User’s ManualIssue 5
0.2 Arianespace
This User’s Manual provides essential data on the Ariane 5 launch System, which together withSoyuz and Vega constitutes the European Space Transportation union.These launch systems are operated by Arianespace from the same spaceport: the GuianaSpace Centre.This document contains the essential data which is necessary:
to assess compatibility of a spacecraft and spacecraft mission with launch system,
to constitute the general launch service provisions and specifications,
to initiate the preparation of all technical and operational documentation related to a launchof any spacecraft on the launch vehicle.Inquiries concerning clarification or interpretation of this manual should be directed to theaddresses listed below. Comments and suggestions on all aspects of this manual areencouraged and appreciated.
France Headquarters
ArianespaceBoulevard de l'EuropeBP 177 91006 Evry-Courcouronnes Cedex -FranceTel: +(33) 1 60 87 60 00Fax: +(33) 1 60 87 63 04
USA - U.S. Subsidiary
 Arianespace Inc.601 13th Street N.W. Suite 710 N.Washington, DC 20005, USATel: +(1) 202 628-3936Fax: +(1) 202 628-3949
Singapore - Asean Office
ArianespaceShenton House # 25-063 Shenton WaySingapore 068805Fax: +(65) 62 23 72 68
Japan - Tokyo Office
 ArianespaceKasumigaseki Building, 31Fl.3-2-5 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-kuTokyo 100-6031 - JapanFax: +(81) 3 3592 2768
French Guiana - Launch Facilities
 ArianespaceBP 80997388 Kourou Cedex - French GuianaFax: + 0594 33 62 66
 This document will be revised periodically. In case of modification introduced after the presentissue, the updated pages of the document will be provided on the Arianespace websitewww.arianespace.combefore the next publication.
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.

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