Ariane 5 GS
|Main data||Ariane 5 GS|
|Height||up to 47 m|
|Diameter||up to 5.4|
|Liftoff mass *||750 tonnes|
|Payload mass **||6.7 tonnes|
* double launch
** into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)
The Ariane 5 GS was derived from the Ariane-5 Generic launcher, produced after the end of the Ariane 5 G+ series.
This version integrated elements produced in the frame of the Ariane 5 ECA and Ariane 5 ES ATV developments. It incorporated:
- EAP boosters with more propellant in the S1 segments
- a composite VEB with the electrical equipments identical to those produced for the Ariane 5 ECA version
- an EPS stage loaded with 300 kg more propellant
The central core stage (EPC) used the Vulcain 1B engine delivering a thrust level of 110 tonnes.
The Ariane 5 GS is no longer being used. The first flight of the Ariane 5 GS took place successfully on 11 August 2005.