Ariane 1 launch, 1979

Ariane 1 launch, 1979

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Ariane 1 launch. Launch of the rocket Ariane 1 from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana on 24 December 1979. This rocket was designed to put telecommunications satellites into orbit. It could launch two at a time, greatly reducing costs.

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