List of Ariane launches (1979–89)

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This is a list of launches performed by Ariane carrier rockets between 1979, when the type first flew, and 1989. This period includes all flights of the Ariane 1, Ariane 2 and Ariane 3, as well as early Ariane 4 launches.

Date (GMT) Variant Configuration Serial No Payload Orbit Outcome Remarks
24 December 1979, 17:14[1] Ariane 1 L-01 CAT-1 GTO Successful Development flight
23 May 1980, 14:29 Ariane 1 L-02 Firewheel
Feurrad
AMSAT-3A
CAT-2
GTO Failure Failed to reach orbit due to combustion instability during first stage burn.
19 June 1981, 12:33 Ariane 1 L-03 Meteosat 2
Apple
CAT-3
GTO Successful
20 December 1981, 01:29[1] Ariane 1 L-04 MARCES-1
CAT-4
GTO Successful
9 September 1982, 02:12[1] Ariane 1 L-05 MARCES-B
Sirio-2
GTO Failure Third stage turbopump malfunction
16 June 1983, 11:59[1] Ariane 1 L-06 Eutelsat-1
Oscar-10
GTO Successful
19 October 1983, 00:45[1] Ariane 1 L-07 Intelsat 507 GTO Successful
5 March 1984, 00:50[1] Ariane 1 L-08 Intelsat 508 GTO Successful
23 May 1984, 01:33[1] Ariane 1 L-09 Spacnet F1 GTO Successful
4 August 1984, 13:32[2] Ariane 3 V-10/L-12 Eutelsat-2
Telecom 1A
GTO Successful Maiden flight of Ariane 3
10 November 1984, 01:14[2] Ariane 3 V-11/L-13 Spacenet F2
MARCES-2
GTO Successful
8 February 1985, 23:22[2] Ariane 3 V-12/L-14 Arabsat-1A
Brasilsat-A1
GTO Successful
8 May 1985, 01:15[2] Ariane 3 V-13/L-15 GStar-1
Telecom 1B
GTO Successful
2 July 1985, 11:23[1] Ariane 1 V-14/L-10 Giotto HCO Successful
12 September 1985, 23:26[2] Ariane 3 V-15/L-16 Eutelsat-3
Spacenet F3
GTO (Planned) Failure Third stage failed to ignite
22 February 1986, 01:44[1] Ariane 1 V-16/L-11 SPOT-1
Viking
SSO Successful Final flight of Ariane 1
28 March 1986, 23:30[2] Ariane 3 V-17/L-17 GStar-2
Brasilsat-A2
GTO Successful
31 May 1986, 00:53[2] Ariane 2 V-18/L-18 Intelsat 5A14 GTO Failure Maiden flight of Ariane 2
Third stage failed to ignite
16 September 1987, 00:45[2] Ariane 3 V-19/L-19 Aussat-A3
Eutelsat 1F4
GTO Successful
21 November 1987, 02:19[2] Ariane 2 V-20/L-20 TVSAT-1 GTO Successful
11 March 1988, 23:28[2] Ariane 3 V-21/L-21 Spacenet F3R
Telecom 1C
GTO Successful
17 May 1988, 23:58[2] Ariane 2 V-23/L-22 Intelsat 3AF13 GTO Successful
15 June 1988, 11:19[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-22/401 Meteosat 3
Panamsat-1
Oscar 13
GTO Successful
21 July 1988, 23:12[2] Ariane 3 V-24/L-23 Insat 1C
Eutelsat 1F5
GTO Successful
8 September 1988, 23:00[2] Ariane 3 V-25/L-24 GStar-5
SBS-5
GTO Successful
28 October 1988, 02:17[2] Ariane 2 V-26/L-25 TDF-1 GTO Successful
11 December 1988, 00:33[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-27/402 Skynet 4B
Astra 1A
GTO Successful
27 January 1989, 01:21[2] Ariane 2 V-28/L-26 Intelsat 3AF15 GTO Successful
6 March 1989, 23:29[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-29/403 JCSAT-1
Meteosat 4
GTO Successful
2 April 1989, 02:28[2] Ariane 2 V-30/L-27 TELE-X GTO Successful Final flight of Ariane 2
5 June 1989, 22:37[4] Ariane 4 44L V-31/404 Superbird-A
DFS-1
GTO Successful
12 July 1989, 00:14[2] Ariane 3 V-32/L-28 Olympus-1 GTO Successful Final flight of Ariane 3
8 August 1989, 23:25:53[3] Ariane 4 44LP V-33/405 TVSAT-2
Hipparcos
GTO Successful
27 October 1989, 23:05[4] Ariane 4 44L V-34/406 Intelsat 6AF2 GTO Successful

References[edit]

  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  • Wade, Mark. "Ariane". Encyclopedia Astronautica.