Ariane 40

In-active

Aérospatiale ()

Jan. 22, 1990

Description

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
    245 T
  • Thrust
    2720 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 40
  • Family
  • Variant
    40
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 40
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4600 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2290 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 40 | Helios 1B

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 3, 1999, 4:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Helios program is Europe's military optical reconnaissance system consisting of both a space and a ground segment, which commenced service in 1995, jointly funded by the French, Italian and Spanish governments. The Helios I optical observation satellites, launched in July 1995 and December 1999 respectively, can acquire high resolution images of any point on the globe, with daily revisit capability. Helios-1B had suffered a breakdown of its power supply system in October 2004 and could no longer perform any work after operating for just under its 5-year nominal life expectancy.

Polar Orbit
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Ariane 40 | SPOT-4

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
March 24, 1998, 1:46 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The satellites SPOT 4 (Satellite Probatoire de l'Observation de la Terre) was a second generation of SPOT earth observation satellite operated by Spot Image.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 40 | Helios 1A

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 7, 1995, 4:23 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Helios program is Europe's military optical reconnaissance system consisting of both a space and a ground segment, which commenced service in 1995, jointly funded by the French, Italian and Spanish governments. The Helios I optical observation satellites, launched in July 1995 and December 1999 respectively, can acquire high resolution images of any point on the globe, with daily revisit capability.

Low Earth Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 40 | ERS-2

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 21, 1995, 1:44 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ERS (European Remote Sensing Satellite) are a family of multi-disciplinary Earth Observation Satellites.

Low Earth Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 40 | SPOT 3

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 26, 1993, 1:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The satellites SPOT 1, 2 and 3 (Satellite Probatoire de l'Observation de la Terre) were the first generation of SPOT earth observation satellites operated by Spot Image.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 40 | ERS-1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
July 17, 1991, 1:46 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ERS (European Remote Sensing Satellite) are a family of multi-disciplinary Earth Observation Satellites.

Polar Orbit
Explore Share

Ariane 40 | SPOT 2

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 22, 1990, 1:35 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

French Earth observation satellite

Low Earth Orbit
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