Link: Ariane 5 Userís Manual Issue 5 Revision 0

This Userís Manual provides essential data on the Ariane 5 launch System, which together with Soyuz and Vega constitutes the European Space Transportation union.

These launch systems are operated by Arianespace from the same spaceport: the Guiana Space Centre.

This document contains the essential data which is necessary:
  • to assess compatibility of a spacecraft and spacecraft mission with launch system,
  • to constitute the general launch service provisions and specifications,
  • to initiate the preparation of all technical and operational documentation related to a launch of any spacecraft on the launch vehicle.
Inquiries concerning clarification or interpretation of this manual should be directed to the addresses listed below. Comments and suggestions on all aspects of this manual are encouraged and appreciated