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Ariane 1 – Aérospatiale

  • Family: Ariane
  • Length: 50 m
  • Diameter: 3.8 m
  • Launch Mass: 207 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1400 kg

The Ariane 1 was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1979-12-24. Ariane 1 has 9 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 11 launches. Ariane 1 was the first rocket in the Ariane family of expendable launch systems. It was developed and operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), which had been formed in 1973, the same year that development of the launch had commenced.

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