Type: Earth Science
The satellites SPOT 1, 2 and 3 (Satellite Probatoire de l’Observation de la Terre) were the first generation of SPOT earth observation satellites operated by Spot Image.
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Ariane Launch Area 2
Kourou, French Guiana
318 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
Ariane 40 – Aérospatiale
- Family: Ariane
- Length: 55.6 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 245 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 4600 kg
The Ariane 40 was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1990-01-22. Ariane 40 has 7 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. 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.
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.