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Ariane 1 – Aérospatiale

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, manufactured by Aérospatiale established in 1970, undertook its inaugural launch on 12/24/1979. Notably, Ariane 1 has 9 successful launches and 2 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 11 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

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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