European Space Agency / Arianespace

Ariane 42P+ Ariane 44PIII Ariane 42LIII Ariane 44L

Overall
Vehicle

Operational from 28.10.1992 29.08.1995 04.08.1995 05.06.1989
  to 1.11.1994 25.09.2001 23.01.2002 09.07.1992
Orbital flights   4 13 11 11
Payload weight t GTO 2.75 GTO 3.40 GTO 3.45 GTO 4.20
Gross liftoff weight t 332.60 357.90 396.02 484.26
Gross propellant weight t 299.41 319.23 360.18 438.27
Total length m 57.50 57.50 57.50 59.98
Max. diameter (span) m        
Total liftoff thrust (s.l.) kN 4,015 5,315 4,055 5,395
Total impulse (vac) MN*s 836.4 888.7 1,003.4 1,211.1

Fairing

Total length m 9.60 9.60 9.60 12.40
Diameter m  4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
Total weight t 0.815 0.815 0.815 1.170 (+long SDS)

Stage 3

Name   H-10+ H-10III H-10III H-10

 

Length (+VEB) m 11.04 11.04 11.04 10.72
Diameter m  2.60 (4.00)  2.60 (4.00)  2.60 (4.00) 2.60 (4.00)
Liftoff weight (+VEB) t 12.94 (13.29) 12.94 (13.29) 12.94 (13.29) 12.58 (12.93)
Propellant weight t 11.140 11.863 11.863 10.800
Engines   HM-7B+ HM-7B++ HM-7B++ HM-7B
Propellant   LH2/LOX LH2/LOX LH2/LOX LH2/LOX
Total thrust (vac) kN 64.6 64.8 64.8 64.2
Specific impulse (vac) N*s/kg 4356 4370 4370 4336
Burn time s 751 800 800 729
Total impulse (vac) MN*s 48.5 51.8 51.8 46.8
Stage 2

Name

  L-33 L-33 L-33 L-33

 

Length m 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47
Diameter m 2.60 2.60 2.60 2.60
Liftoff weight t 39.03 39.03 39.03 39.03
Propellant weight t 35.49 35.49 35.49 35.49
Engines   Viking-4B+ Viking-4B+ Viking-4B+ Viking-4B+
Propellant   UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4
Total thrust (vac) kN 807.8 807.8 807.8 807.8
Specific impulse (vac) N*s/kg 2870 2870 2870 2870
Burn time s 126 126 126 126
Total impulse (vac) MN*s 101.9 101.9 101.9 101.9
Stage 1

Name

  L-220 L-220 L-220 L-220

 

Length m 25.39 25.39 25.39 25.39
Diameter m  3.80   3.80  3.80  3.80
Liftoff weight t 251.43 251.43 251.43 251.43
Propellant weight t 233.68 233.68 233.68 233.68
Engines 4 Viking-5C Viking-5C Viking-5C Viking-5C
Propellant   UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4
Total thrust (s.l.) kN 2,715 2,715 2,715 2,715
Specific impulse (s.l.) N*s/kg 2432 2432 2432 2432
Burn time s 209.5 209.5 209.5 209.5
Total impulse (vac) MN*s 637.0 637.0 637.0 637.0
Booster

Name

  2 PAP 4 PAP 2 PAL 4 PAL

 

Length m 11.50 11.50 18.60 18.60
Diameter m 1.07 1.07  2.17 2.17
Liftoff weight t 25.30 50.60 88.00 176.00
Propellant weight t 19.10 38.20 79.15 158.30
Engines   SEP P 9.5 SEP P 9.5 Viking-6 Viking-6
Propellant   solid CTPB solid CTPB UH25/N2O4 UH25/N2O4
Total thrust (s.l.) kN 1,300 (av) 2,600 1,340 2,680
Specific impulse (s.l.) N*s/kg 2314 2314 2404 2404
Burn time s 34 34 142 142
Total impulse (vac) MN*s 49.0 98.0 212.7 425.4