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Ariane 40p


3 stage core vehicle with Ariane H10+ upper stage.

LEO Payload: 2,700 kg (5,900 lb). Payload: 1,900 kg (4,100 lb) to a GTO. LEO Payload: 2,740 kg (6,040 lb).

Gross mass: 245,000 kg (540,000 lb).
Payload: 2,740 kg (6,040 lb).
Height: 58.40 m (191.60 ft).
Diameter: 3.80 m (12.40 ft).
Thrust: 2,718.00 kN (611,030 lbf).
Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Ariane First successful European commercial launch vehicle, developed from L3S Europa launch vehicle replacement design. Development of the Ariane 1 was authorised in July 1973, took eight years, and cost 2 billion 1986 Euros. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Stages
  • Ariane 2-2 N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 37,130/3,625 kg. Thrust 805.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 296 seconds. More...
  • Ariane 4-1 N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 245,900/17,900 kg. Thrust 3,034.10 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 278 seconds. More...
  • Ariane H10plus Lox/LH2 propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 12,800/1,740 kg. Thrust 62.70 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 446 seconds. More...

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