Ariane 2

In-active

Aérospatiale ()

May 31, 1986

Description

Ariane 2 was an expendable space launch vehicle, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) between 1986 and 1989 as part of Ariane family of rockets. The principal manufacturer for the Ariane 2 was Aérospatiale, while the lead agency for its development was the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government's space agency.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    49.13 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    215 T
  • Thrust
    2580 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 2
  • Family
  • Variant
    2
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 2
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2175 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Aérospatiale

Government
None
1970

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.

Ariane 2 | Tele-X

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Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Swedish geostationary communications satellite

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Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

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Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 28, 1988, 2:17 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

French direct broadcasting satellite

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Ariane 2 | Intelsat 513

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 17, 1988, 11:58 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 2 | TV-Sat 1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 21, 1987, 2:19 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

German geostationary communications satellite

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 2 | Intelsat 514

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 31, 1986, 12:53 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

Geostationary Orbit
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