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Ariane Launch Area 1
Kourou, French Guiana
317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
Ariane 1 – Aérospatiale
- Family: Ariane
- Length: 50 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 207 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1400 kg
The Ariane 1 was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1979-12-24. Ariane 1 has 9 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 11 launches. 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 – ASA
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: ASA
- Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
- Founded: 1980
- Launchers: Ariane | Vega
- Country: FRA
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.