Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company. Founded in 1980, it deploys a family of three launchers – Ariane, Soyuz and Vega – to meet the needs of commercial and government customers.
A true collector’s item: the poster for our first-ever commercial launch, performed #OTD in 1984. In addition to spotlighting #Arianespace’s role as the first “commercial spaceline,” it depicts other pioneering means of transportation…by land, sea and air. #Arianespace40 2/2
This is how it all began! #OTD in 1984, we performed our first-ever commercial launch. It was the 9th flight of an #Ariane 1 launcher, orbiting the U.S.-built Spacenet 1 satellite. Lift performance to GTO: 1,242 kg. – which is 1/10th of a typical Ariane 5 mission today! 1/2
Countdown to the 40th anniversary of Ariane’s first launch !
Today we look back at the 20th Arianespace launch, which deployed TV-SAT 1...