Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace.Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches. The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA).

It undertakes the operation and marketing of the Ariane programme. When the Ariane 1 rocket successfully launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on December 24, 1979, it proved that the third time was the charm for … Ariane 1 was the first rocket in the Ariane family of expendable launch systems.It was developed and operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), which had been formed in 1973, the same year that development of the launch had commenced.. Ariane 1 was the first launcher to be developed with the primary purpose of sending commercial satellites into geosynchronous orbit. Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift space launch vehicle developed and operated by Arianespace for …