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Ariane and Arianespace: International Launch Resources

September 8, 1986 – May 15, 1997

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing

On view is a model of the European Space Agency's Ariane rocket, an expendable launch vehicle that has placed into orbit satellites for weather, observation, communications, and space science. Also featured is a videotape showing operations at the Ariane launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.