With its constellation of Astra spacecraft, Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) of Luxembourg is delivering analog as well as digital television and radio services across Europe. Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) was building a series of Hughes 601 and Hughes 601HP body-stabilized model spacecraft for SES in its facilities in El Segundo, Calif.
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Ariane Launch Area 2
Kourou, French Guiana
317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
Ariane 42L – Aérospatiale
- Family: Ariane
- Length: 55.6 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 367 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7000 kg
The Ariane 42L was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1993-03-12. Ariane 42L has 13 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 13 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.