First Ariane 4 launch, 1988

First Ariane 4 launch, 1988

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/CNES/Arianespace, Service Optique/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: First Ariane 4 launch, 1988. This launch was the first of the Ariane 4 rocket. The configuration was an Ariane 44L, with four liquid strap-on boosters. It took off from Ariane Launch Complex number 2 (ELA-2) at the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, on 15 June 1988. The launch was named V22, and carried two primary payloads into orbit: ESA's Meteosat P2 meteorological satellite and PanAmSat 1, the first private international communications satellite. The Amsat 3C microsatellite was also flown and successfully deployed.

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