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STV 4

Europa II

European Launcher Development Organisation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


STV 4

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Mass model of the Symphonie communications satellite.

Location


Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV)

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV) 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 (ELV)

Rocket


European Launcher Development Organisation Europa II

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.

Europa II

Agency


European Launcher Development Organisation

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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