Launcher trade-off between Soyuz and Ariane 5. Despite the higher costs, Ariane 5 launchers are considered the better option with the Soyuz being a viable descoping option.
|Performance at required escape speed||1850 kg||5255 kg|
|Cost per launch||75 M EUR||160 M EUR|
|Cylindrical fairing dimensions (h × Ø)||5060 × 3860 mm2||10,039 × 4570 mm2|
|Number of launchers required||3||2|
|Total mass delivered to transfer orbit||5550 kg||5255 kg|
|Total cost||225 M EUR||320 M EUR|
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