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Ariane 1 L01
Ariane 1 L01 - Ariane 1 L01 - COSPAR 1979-104

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Family: Ariane. Country: France. Status: Hardware. Manufacturer's Designation: L3S.

First successful European commercial launch vehicle, developed from L3S Europa launch vehicle replacement design. Development was authorised in July 1973, took eight years, and cost 2 billion 1986 Euros.


Specifications

Launches: 11. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 81.82% pct. First Launch Date: 24 December 1979. Last Launch Date: 22 February 1986. Payload: 1,850 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer, 7 deg inclination trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 249,470 kgf. Total Mass: 207,200 kg. Core Diameter: 3.8 m. Total Length: 50.0 m. Launch Price $: 32.00 million. in 1985 price dollars.


Ariane 1 Chronology


- 1973 July -
1979 Dec 24 - - 17:14 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n LO1. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1980 May 23 - - 14:29 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n LO2. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1. FAILURE: Failure.
1981 Jun 19 - - 12:32 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n LO3. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1981 Dec 20 - - 01:29 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n LO4. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1982 Sep 9 - - 02:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n L5. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1. FAILURE: Failure.
1983 Jun 16 - - 11:59 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n L6. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1983 Oct 19 - - 00:45 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n L7. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1984 Mar 5 - - 00:50 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n L8. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1984 May 23 - - 01:33 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n V9. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1985 Jul 2 - - 11:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n V14. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.
1986 Feb 22 - - 14:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 1 s/n V16. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA1.

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