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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THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2022

Salty water at the base of Martian polar deposits, successfully confirmed ‣

The third study was published in Nature Communications by an Italian-US team MORE...

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2022

An innovative space mission to detect imminent impactors presented at IAC in collaboration with ASI’s space research unit ‣

ASI’s Space Research Unit of the Science & Reasearch Directorate has contributed to a detailed analysis of such a mission carried out at Cranfield University (UK) MORE...

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2022

PRISMA for extraction of cover materials in urban areas ‣

Maps focused on Bari MORE...

WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2022

Full version of the MDT report of the Ice Mapper mission published ‣

ASI, CSA, NASA and JAXA publish Report produced by the International Mars Ice Mapper (I-MIM) Measurement Definition Team (MDT) MORE...