Astra 1C & Arsene

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Ariane Launch Area 2 Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Astra 1B was the third of the Astra communications satellites launched and operated by SES (Société Européenne des Satellites). Arsene (Ariane Radio-Amateur Satellite Enseignement Espace) was designed and built by the French space agency CNES's radio amateur group (RACE) and carried a VHF/UHF and a UHF/S-band transponder.

Ariane 42L

Family:
Configuration: 42L

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    55.6 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    367 T
  • Thrust
    4600 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 42L
  • Family
  • Variant
    42L
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 42L
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3590 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Aérospatiale

Aérospatiale

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Founded: 1970 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

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