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Diamant B
Diamant B - Diamant B - COSPAR 1970-109

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

Upgraded Diamant with liquid stage; antecedent of Ariane.


Specifications

Launches: 9. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 66.67% pct. First Launch Date: 10 March 1970. Last Launch Date: 27 September 1975. LEO Payload: 160 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. Liftoff Thrust: 35,600 kgf. Total Mass: 26,990 kg. Core Diameter: 1.5 m. Total Length: 22.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 9.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Diamant B Chronology


1970 Mar 10 - - 12:20 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant B s/n No. 1. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.
1970 Dec 12 - - 12:57 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant B s/n No. 2. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.
1971 Apr 15 - - 09:19 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant B s/n No. 3. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.
1971 Dec 5 - - 16:20 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant B s/n No. 4. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD. FAILURE: Failure.
1971 Dec 6 - Launch Site: Kourou . FAILURE: Second stage failed.
1973 May 21 - LV Configuration: Diamant B s/n No. 5. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD. FAILURE: Failure.
1975 Feb 6 - - 16:35 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant BP.4 s/n No. 1. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.
1975 May 17 - - 10:32 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant BP.4 s/n No. 2. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.
1975 Sep 27 - - 08:37 GMT. LV Configuration: Diamant BP.4 s/n No. 3. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELD.

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