ELA-3

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Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3
Ariane 5 launch pad.jpg
ELA-3
Launch site Guiana Space Centre
Location 5°14′20″N 52°46′05″W / 5.239°N 52.768°W / 5.239; -52.768
Short name ELA-3
Operator Arianespace/ESA
Total launches 77
Launch pad(s) 1
Launch history
Status Active
First launch 4 June 1996
Last launch 6 December 2014
Associated rockets Ariane 5

ELA-3, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (French for Ariane Launch Area 3), is a launch pad and associated facilities at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guyana. ELA-3 is operated by Arianespace as part of the expendable launch system for Ariane 5 rockets. 53 launches have been carried out from it, the first of which occurred on 4 June 1996.

ELA-3 is 21 square kilometres in size.[1]

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