Ariane 42L

In-active

Aérospatiale ()

March 12, 1993

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
    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

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 42L | Insat 3C

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 23, 2002, 11:46 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Indian National Satellite (Insat) is a multipurpose space system for communication, broadcasting and meteorological services. Insat-3C, carrying Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) transponders, Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) transponders and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) transponders is intended to continue the services of Insat-2DT and Insat-2C which are nearing their end of life besides improving and augmenting the Insat system capacity. Insat-3C is the second satellite of the Insat-3 series.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 42L | N-SAT-110

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 6, 2000, 11 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The N-SAT-110 telecommunications satellite, designed and built for Space Communications Corporation (SCC) and JSAT Corporation of Tokyo, Japan by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), was launched successfully on 06.10.2000 from Kourou, French Guiana.

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 42L | Galaxy 4R

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 19, 2000, 12:29 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Galaxy 4R, a Hughes HS-601HP or "high power" spacecraft, provides broadcast and telecommunications service to North America, with the capability to provide back-up services to Latin America. The satellite was built on an expedited basis.

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Ariane 42L | Galaxy 10R

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Jan. 25, 2000, 1:04 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

American communications satellite.

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 42L | PAS 6B

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 22, 1998, 1:08 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

In March 1998, Hughes Space and Communications Company of El Segundo, Calif., was selected by PanAmSat Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., to build PAS-6B, a Hughes HS-601HP spacecraft model to provide direct-to-home television transmissions in South America. The satellite was launched Dec. 21, 1998.

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Ariane 42L | Satmex 5

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 6, 1998, 12:43 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

SATMEX 5 is a Hughes HS-601HP or "high power" version of the body-stabilized spacecraft. It features more than 7,000 Watts of payload power, at least 10 times the capacity of Morelos II. Through such innovations as dual-junction gallium arsenide solar cells, radiation-cooled traveling-wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs), advanced battery technology, and a xenon ion propulsion system, XIPS, the HS-601HP can carry payloads twice as powerful as those on the HS 601 models, with an expected 15-year mission lifetime.

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Ariane 42L | INTELSAT 804

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 22, 1997, 12:16 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Intelsat VIII-VIII/A series has been designed to meet the needs of Intelsat users throughout the system for improved C-band coverage and service. These spacecraft will incorporate six-fold C-band frequency reuse, two-fold frequency reuse of expanded C-band capacity, and the highest C-band power level ever for an Intelsat satellite. Consequently, Intelsat VIII will provide significantly more C-band capacity for public switched telephony and Intelsat Business Service, better quality for video services, and encourage new international VSAT applications.

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Ariane 42L | INTELSAT 803

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 23, 1997, 11:58 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Intelsat VIII-VIII/A series has been designed to meet the needs of Intelsat users throughout the system for improved C-band coverage and service. These spacecraft will incorporate six-fold C-band frequency reuse, two-fold frequency reuse of expanded C-band capacity, and the highest C-band power level ever for an Intelsat satellite. Consequently, Intelsat VIII will provide significantly more C-band capacity for public switched telephony and Intelsat Business Service, better quality for video services, and encourage new international VSAT applications.

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Ariane 42L | Astra 1E

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 19, 1995, 12:38 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

With its constellation of Astra spacecraft, Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) of Luxembourg is delivering analog as well as digital television and radio services across Europe. Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) was building a series of Hughes 601 and Hughes 601HP body-stabilized model spacecraft for SES in its facilities in El Segundo, Calif.

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Ariane 42L | Telstar 402R

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 24, 1995, 12:06 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Telstar 4 series was the successor to AT&T's Telstar 3 series. The spacecraft were built on Lockheed Martin's AS-7000 bus and featured 24 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders.

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Ariane 42L | PAS 4

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 3, 1995, 10:58 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

In November 1991, PanAmSat Corporation ordered three Hughes HS-601 model PAS (PanAmSat) satellites from Hughes Space and Communications Company. The satellites provide video services for program distribution and syndication; data services for business applications; and services for video, radio, data and telephone transmission. They were placed over the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, respectively. In August 1993, PanAmSat ordered a fourth satellite, to be used as a spare. The spare was pressed into service to replace the first PAS-3 spacecraft, which was lost during a launch vehicle failure.

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Ariane 42L | Telstar 402

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 9, 1994, 12:29 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Telstar 4 series was the successor to AT&T's Telstar 3 series. The spacecraft were built on Lockheed Martin's AS-7000 bus and featured 24 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders.

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Ariane 42L | Astra 1C & Arsene

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 12, 1993, 12:56 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

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