Comparison_of_mid-heavy_lift_launch_systems

Comparison of mid-heavy lift launch systems

This page is to compare the lift launch systems, which are submitted to international competition and able to launch 3 to 9 metric tons satellites, on GTO.

In other words, competitors of Ariane 5 ECA, which ordinarily carries 2 satellites of less than 5 tons, on GTO.

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Vehicle Space Agency Manufacturer Exploitation Mass to
LEO
(kg)
Mass to
GTO
(kg)
Cost
(Mil US$)
Cost/kg
(LEO)
Cost/kg
(GTO)
Record Status
Angara A5 VKS/RSA Khrunichev 024,500 006,600 0/0 Development
Ariane 5 ECA ESA Arianespace EADS Astrium 021,000 009,600 15/16 Operational
Ariane 5 ES (ATV) ESA Arianespace EADS Astrium 021,000 008,000 1/1 Operational
Ariane 5 G (5G,5G+,5GS) ESA Arianespace EADS Astrium 16,000 6,800 21/24 Operational
Atlas V United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance 10,300 - 20,050 4,100 - 8,200 13/14 Operational
Delta IV (4,2/5,2/5,4) United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance (Boeing IDS) 8,120 - 11,475 4,210 - 6,565 6/6 Operational
Delta IV Heavy United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance (Boeing IDS) 22,950 12,980 1/2 Operational
Falcon 9 SpaceX SpaceX 012,500 04,640 000036.75 003,365 0010,000 - 11,000 0/0 Development
Falcon 9 Heavy SpaceX SpaceX 029,610 015,010 000094.5 003,273 007,826 - 10,000 0/0 Development
GSLV Mk.III ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation 10,000 - 20,000 4,000 - 8,000 0/0 Development
H-IIA Jaxa Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 10,000 - 15,000 3,700 - 5,700 13/14 Operational
H-IIB Jaxa Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 19,000 8,000 0/0 Development
Long March 2F CNSA 8,400 3,370 7/7 Operational
Long March 2F/G CNSA 11,200 0/0 Development
Long March 3B CNSA 12,000 5,100 9/10 Operational
Long March 3B(A) CNSA 13,000 6,000 0/0 Development
Long March 3C CNSA 3,700 1/1 Operational
Long March 5 CNSA 025,000 014,000 0/0 Development
Proton RVSN / VKS Khrunichev 021,600 006,000 000085 004,302 018,359 290/330 Operational
Soyuz
Operational
Soyuz-2
Arianespace Starsem first launch from Kourou in 2009
Zenit-3SL

Sea Launch 6,000 22,5/25 Operational
Zenit-3SLB

Land Launch 3,500 1/1 Operational

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