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Ariane V119


Launch id 99066
Launch date 10 Dec 1999 at 14:32 GMT
Launch site Kourou
Type 5 (504)
Payload mass ~4000 kg
Payload XMM
Injection orbit 827 x 116946 km x 40°

The initial version of the Ariane 5 EPS upper stage can only make a single burn, so mission 504 flew an unusual direct ascent trajectory to its highly elliptical orbit.

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