Ariane 5 Milestones

October 23, 2021 October 23, 2021

The GTO launch leader

Ariane 5 sets a new world record for the cumulative net mass delivered to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) using a single launch vehicle: a total performance of 11.2 metric tons and a payload mass reaching 10.264 metric tons at separation. This cumulative milestone was reached on Arianespace’s Flight VA255, which successfully lofted the SES-17 and SYRACUSE 4A satellites from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. It was the 111th Ariane 5 flight overall.

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