ECS 2 & Télécom 1A

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

Geostationary communications satellites

Ariane 3

Family: Ariane
Configuration: 3

Ariane 3 was a European expendable carrier rocket, which was used for eleven launches between 1984 and 1989. It was a member of the Ariane family of rockets. The principal manufacturer for the Ariane 3 was Aérospatiale, while the lead agency for its development was the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    49.13 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    234 T
  • Thrust
    5100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 3
  • Family
    Ariane
  • Variant
    3
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2700 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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Success
1 week, 1 day ago
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