- Type: Robotic Exploration
- Orbit: Asteroid
Probe designed to flyby Comet 1P/Halley and Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup
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.
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.
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.