Ariane 1 – Aérospatiale Family: Ariane meters Length: 50 meters Diameter: 3.8 meters Launch Mass: 207 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1400 The Ariane 1 was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1979-12-24. Ariane 1 has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 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. Manufacturer Aérospatiale was a French state-owned aerospace manufacturer that built both civilian and military aircraft, rockets and satellites. It was originally known as Société nationale industrielle aérospatiale (SNIAS). Its head office was in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The name was changed to Aérospatiale during 1970. Aérospatiale is a Government FRA entity that was founded in 1970 and is administered by . Aérospatiale has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches.