The Ariane programme refers to a set of launchers designed by the Arianespace consortium on behalf of the ESA. It was born at the end of the 70’s and saw its full development with the Ariane 1, Ariane 3 and Ariane 4 launchers. The first four models were followed by Ariane 5, developed at the beginning of the 80’s to meet the market demands, which required heavy launchers to increase the weight of the on-board payloads. Ariane 5 is capable of carrying loads up to 10 tons in a geostationary transfer orbit (Gto).

Ariane was launched from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guyana, which is ideal due to its proximity to the equator, which allows a significant advantage as regards the launch of vectors.

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FRIDAY 08 OCTOBER 2021

Meeting of the Italian branch of CSES-Limadou satellite mission ‣

CSES-Limadou satellite mission is a collaboration between the Chinese and Italian Space Agencies also involving INFN, INAF, INGV, and CNR research Institutes as well as the Universities of Rome Tor Vergata, Turin and Trento MORE...

SATURDAY 02 OCTOBER 2021

PRISMA and the Eye of the Sahara ‣

The image has been taken by the satellite of the Italian Space Agency on May 10, 2021 MORE...

FRIDAY 01 OCTOBER 2021

DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major Piece ‣

LICIACube has the important task of watching DART’s final maneuver a deliberate crash into an asteroid and its effects MORE...

FRIDAY 01 OCTOBER 2021

ERMINe annual event on: The changing World ‣

5 - 7 October 2021 MORE...

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

The Italian Space Agency opened the doors to the “G20 Space Economy Leaders Meeting” ‣

The meeting between the G20 space agencies and the international organizations was opened by the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digital Transition with mandate for space affairs, Vittorio Colao, and the ASI president, Giorgio Saccoccia MORE...