Press Release

Flight 144, mission update: Ariane 4 gets its extra boost

By SpaceRef Editor
September 14, 2001
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Flight 144’s Ariane 4 has been fitted with the four solid propellant
strap-on boosters that will provide additional thrust during liftoff and
ascent when the vehicle is launched on September 25.

The Flight 144 launch vehicle is a 44P variant of the Ariane 4 family,
equipped with the four strap-ons. This mission will mark the 15th – and
final – launch of an Ariane 44P as the Ariane 4 family nears the completion
of its operational career.

SpaceRef staff editor.