This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com Ariane 4

Ariane 40 V44
Ariane 40 V44 - Ariane 40 V44 - COSPAR 1991-050

13,688 bytes. 108 x 439 pixels.



Family: Ariane. Country: France. Status: Hardware.

As Ariane 2/3 with stretched first (61%) and third stages, strengthened structure, new propulsion bay layout, new avionics, Spelda dual-payload carrier. The basic 40 version uses no strap-on motors (see Ariane 42L, 44L, 42P, 44P, 44LP for figures on varous combinations of solid and liquid propellant strap-on motors). A fully fueled Ariane core cannot lift off the ground without strap-on liquid or solid motors. When Ariane 4 is launched in this configuration, the propellant tanks of the first and second stages are not completely filled. Development was authorised in January 1982, with the objective of increasing payload by 90%. Total development cost 476 million 1986 ECU's.


Specifications

Launches: 7. Failures: 0. Success Rate: 100.00% pct. First Launch Date: 22 January 1990. Last Launch Date: 03 December 1999. LEO Payload: 5,000 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 5.2 degrees. Payload: 2,175 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer, 7 deg inclination trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 276,010 kgf. Total Mass: 240,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.8 m. Total Length: 58.4 m. Launch Price $: 85.00 million. in 2000 price dollars.


Ariane 4 Chronology


- 1982 January -
1990 Jan 22 - - 00:43 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V35. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1991 Jul 17 - - 01:46 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V44. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1993 Sep 26 - - 01:45 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V59. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1995 Apr 21 - - 01:44 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40+ s/n V72. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1995 Jul 7 - - 16:23 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V75. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1998 Mar 24 - - 01:46 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V107. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.
1999 Dec 3 - - 16:22 GMT. LV Configuration: Ariane 40 s/n V124. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2.

Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Definitions of Technical Terms.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .