Ariane 3

In-active

Aérospatiale ()

Aug. 4, 1984

Description

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
  • 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

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 3 | Olympus

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 12, 1989, 12:14 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | GStar 3 & SBS 5

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 8, 1988, 11 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GStar 3 and SBS 5 were geostationary communications satellites.

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Insat 1C & ECS5

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 21, 1988, 11:12 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Spacenet 3R & Télécom 1C

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 11, 1988, 11:28 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Aussat A3 & ECS 4

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 16, 1987, 12:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Gstar 2 & Brasilsat A2

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 28, 1986, 11:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | ECS 3 & Spacenet 3

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 12, 1985, 11:26 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Gstar 1 & Télécom 1B

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 8, 1985, 1:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Arabsat 1A & Brasilsat A1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 8, 1985, 11:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | Spacenet 2 & Marecs 2

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 10, 1984, 1:14 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 3 | ECS 2 & Télécom 1A

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 4, 1984, 1:32 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

Geostationary Orbit
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