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Creator:
Arianespace  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Press releases
Photographs
Brochures
Newsletters
Date:
bulk 1985-1998
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes information on Ariane 5, Intelsat 702, PanAmSat, Ariane V16 - Spot 1 - Viking, Ariane V13 and V14 Launches, and Arianespace Flight 107. Also included here are six 5 x 7 color photographs. Pictured in the photographs are Jean-Marie Luton (chairman and CEO of Arianespace), Ariane flight 101, Arianespace flight 108 (NILESAT 101 and BSAT-1b), Ariane launch facilities 2 and 3 (ELA2 and ELA3), and the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Seventy six Arianespace newsletters are also included, from March 1986-October 1994. The newsletters consist of issue numbers 1-10, 12-50, 52, 54-57, 59, 61-63, 65, 66, 68-70, 73-75, 77, 79, 82, 83, 85-89, and 92. The types of materials present in this collection include press releases, launch schedules and manifests, and brochures. Some of the documents are in French.
Biographical / Historical:
The first commercial space transportation company, Arianespace, emerged in 1980. Based near Paris, France, this company maintains and operates Ariane Launch Vehicles which are used by various companies worldwide. On November 2, 1981, the company signed the first commercial contract with GTE Spacenet. Arianespace works closely with both the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Space Agency (CNES). ESA directs the entire program, while CNES develops the launch vehicles, and Arianespace produces, markets, and launches the finished product. As of 1995, almost 100 satellites were placed into orbit by Arianespace. Arianespace is currently still producing Ariane 5 launchers and conducting launch services from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Provenance:
Scott Sacknoff, Gift, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Photographs
Brochures
Newsletters
Citation:
Arianespace Collection, 2006-0054, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0054
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0054