Ariane 42P

In-active

Aérospatiale ()

Nov. 20, 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
    55.9 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    323 T
  • Thrust
    3944 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 42P
  • Family
  • Variant
    42P
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 42P
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2990 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 42P | SPOT 5

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
May 4, 2002, 1:31 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The main instrument was the HRVIR imaging camera payload including a 2.5-meter resolution imager. A secondary experiment was the 5-band VEGETATION-2 instrument with 1-km resolution.

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Ariane 42P | Mugunghwa 3

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 4, 1999, 10:34 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Koreasat 3 satellite is configured to provide both fixed and direct broadcast services. Korea Telecom's new A2100A has 24 Ku-Band (Fixed Satellite Service), six Ku-Band (Direct Broadcast Service), and three Ka-Band transponders. It also features a steerable antenna providing an improved coverage capability.

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Ariane 42P | Telkom 1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 12, 1999, 10:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Telkom-1 is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite operated by PT Telkomunikasi.

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 42P | Insat 2E

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 2, 1999, 10:03 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Insat-2E of the Insat-2 series of satellites built by ISRO, is a multi-purpose satellites for telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteriological services.

Geostationary Orbit
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Ariane 42P | Hot Bird 4

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Feb. 27, 1998, 10:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

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Ariane 42P | Echostar II

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Sept. 11, 1996, midnight
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

American geostationary communications spacecraft

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Ariane 42P | M-SAT 1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
April 20, 1996, 10:36 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

North American communications satellite

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Ariane 42P | DirecTV 3

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 10, 1995, 12:24 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

DirecTV 2 is a high-powered satellites built by Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) which began bringing true direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service to homes throughout North America in 1994.

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Ariane 42P | PAS 3

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 1, 1994, 10:57 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
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 42P | Astra 1D

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 1, 1994, 12:37 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Second Hughes spacecraft ordered by SES

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Ariane 42P | Galaxy 4H

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
June 25, 1993, 12:18 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

American communications satellite

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Ariane 42P | Superbird A1

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Dec. 1, 1992, 10:48 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Japanese communications satellite.

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Ariane 42P | Galaxy 7

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Oct. 28, 1992, 12:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

American communications satellite

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Ariane 42P | Topex-Poseidon, Kitsat 1 & S80/T

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Aug. 10, 1992, 11:08 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite was launched on 10 August 1992 with the objective of "observing and understanding the ocean circulation". A joint project between NASA, the U.S. space agency, and CNES, the French space agency, it carries two radar altimeters and precise orbit determination systems, including the DORIS system. KITSAT-1 (Korean Institute of Technology Satellite) was a collaborative research mission, encompassing the installation of a groundstation in South Korea, participation of Korean engineers in the UoSAT-5 mission, technology transfer and training of students on the MSc courses at Surrey, and the involvement in a engineering and flight microsatellites. The S80/T satellite was built for CNES by Matra Marconi Space using the Surrey Satellite Technology Microbus (Uosat) bus.

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Ariane 42P | Satcom C1 & GStar 4

Aérospatiale | France
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Nov. 20, 1990, 11:11 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellites

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Falcon 9
Success
23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-63
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 23 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-62
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 18 hours ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to…


Kuaizhou-11
Success
3 days, 22 hours ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 satellites to SSO: * Wuhan-1 * Chutian 001 * Tianyan 22 * Lingque-3 01


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 23 hours ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).