Ariane 4 Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Ariane 4 launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Basic Info

Name

Ariane 4

Family

Ariane 4

Manufacturer

First Launch

15 Jun 1988

Successful Launches

113

Failed Launches

3

Rocket Info (Ariane 42L)

Status

Inactive

Stages

2

Length

55.6 m

Diameter

3.8 m

Launch Mass

367 tons

Thrust

4,600 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info (Ariane 42L)

LEO Capacity

7,000 kg

GTO Capacity

3,590 kg

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Launch Sites used by Ariane 4

Guiana Space Centre

Guiana Space Centre launch site

European spaceport near the equator for satellite launches, managed by ESA and CNES.

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