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Giotto

Ariane 1

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Giotto

  • Type: Robotic Exploration
  • Orbit: Asteroid

Probe designed to flyby Comet 1P/Halley and Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup

Location


Ariane Launch Area 1

Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1 has witnessed the launch of 49 rockets, including 49 orbital launch attempts, while Kourou, French Guiana, has been the site for 320 rocket launches.

Ariane Launch Area 1

Rocket


Aérospatiale Ariane 1

Ariane 1 was the first rocket in the Ariane family of expendable launch systems. It was developed and operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), which had been formed in 1973, the same year that development of the launch had commenced.

Agency


Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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