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Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
November 21, 1987 - 02:19 GMT (02:19 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Pad
Ariane Launch Area 2
Turnaround Time
2 years

Who is Arianespace?

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

What Is Ariane 2?

Ariane 2 was an expendable space launch vehicle, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) between 1986 and 1989 as part of Ariane family of rockets. The principal manufacturer for the Ariane 2 was Aérospatiale, while the lead agency for its development was the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government's space agency.





European upper-stage engine designed for use on Ariane launch vehicles.

Mission Overviw

German geostationary communications satellite

Mission Type

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