December 7, 2023

Infographics

Did you know that the last version of Ariane 5 delivered the same power at lift-off as all of France’s nuclear power stations put together? And that its Vulcain 2 engine generated the same power as two TGV high-speed train locomotives? Below are some more figures illustrating the European space launcher’s amazing performance...

Launch timeline

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Ariane 5 : la chronologie d'un lancement - infographie. Credits: CNES 2016. Création : nun {atelier de design graphique} Licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Ariane 5 launch timeline. Credits: CNES 2016. Designed by nun {atelier de design graphique} Licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Ariane 5 launch campaign

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Infographie - La campagne de lancement d'Ariane 5 Credits: Crédits : CNES 2015. Création : nun {atelier de design graphique} Licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Ariane 5 launch campaign. Credits: CNES 2015. Designed by nun {atelier de design graphique} Licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Vulcain 2’s firepower

Vulcain 2’s firepower. Credits: CNES 2015. Licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Ariane 5 key figures

Power, mass, size: Ariane 5 key figures. Credits: CNES 2015, Nun (graphic design agency).
This infographic is reproduced under licence CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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