STV 4

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

Mass model of the Symphonie communications satellite.

Europa II

Family: Europa
Configuration: II

The Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), which was the precursor to the European Space Agency (ESA). It was developed with the aim to delivering space access technology, and more specifically to facilitate the deployment of European-wide telecommunication and meteorological satellites into orbit.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    31.7 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
    111 T
  • Thrust
    1512 kN
Family
  • Name
    Europa II
  • Family
    Europa
  • Variant
    II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Europa II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1160 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    360 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

European Launcher Development Organisation

European Launcher Development Organisation

(ELDO)

Founded: 1961 Successes: 0 Failures: 4 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) is a former European space research organization. It was first developed in order to establish a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. The three-stage rocket developed was named Europa, after the mythical Greek god. Overall, there were 10 launches that occurred under ELDO's funding.

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