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Overview

Destination: Asteroid
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Asteroid Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

Probe designed to flyby Comet 1P/Halley and Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup

Ariane 1

Family: Ariane
Configuration: 1

Ariane 1 was the first rocket in the Ariane family of expendable launch systems. It was developed and operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), which had been formed in 1973, the same year that development of the launch had commenced.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    50.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    207 T
  • Thrust
    2771 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 1
  • Family
    Ariane
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Aérospatiale

Aérospatiale

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Founded: 1970 Successes: 137 Failures: 7 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

Aérospatiale was a French state-owned aerospace manufacturer that built both civilian and military aircraft, rockets and satellites. It was originally known as Société nationale industrielle aérospatiale (SNIAS). Its head office was in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The name was changed to Aérospatiale during 1970.

WIKI

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1


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