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STV 4

Europa II

European Launcher Development Organisation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

STV 4

Type: Test Flight

Mass model of the Symphonie communications satellite.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 1

Kourou, French Guiana

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Europa II – European Launcher Development Organisation

Family: Europa
Length: 31.7 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 111 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1160 kg

The Europa II was manufactured by European Launcher Development Organisation with the first launch on 1971-11-05. Europa II has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), which was the precursor to the European Space Agency (ESA). It was developed with the aim to delivering space access technology, and more specifically to facilitate the deployment of European-wide telecommunication and meteorological satellites into orbit.

Agency

European Launcher Development Organisation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ELDO

Founded: 1961

Country: EUR

The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) is a former European space research organization. It was first developed in order to establish a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. The three-stage rocket developed was named Europa, after the mythical Greek god. Overall, there were 10 launches that occurred under ELDO’s funding.

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