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TDF 1

Ariane 2

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission


TDF 1

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

French direct broadcasting satellite

Location


Ariane Launch Area 1

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

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

Ariane Launch Area 1

Rocket


Aérospatiale Ariane 2

Ariane 2 was an expendable space launch vehicle, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) between 1986 and 1989 as part of Ariane family of rockets. The principal manufacturer for the Ariane 2 was Aérospatiale, while the lead agency for its development was the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government’s space agency.

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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