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ELA-2
ELA-2, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 2 (French for Ariane Launch Area 2), was a launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. It was used by Arianespace for two Ariane 3 launches (V17 in 1986, V25 in 1988), the second Ariane 2 launch in 1987 (the 20th Ariane launch), and all 116 Ariane 4 launches between 1988 and 2003. Following the retirement of the Ariane 4 in favour of the Ariane 5, ELA-2 was deactivated.[4] In September 2011 the pad's mobile service tower was demolished using explosives.[5]
Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 2

An Ariane 4 rocket at ELA-2
Launch siteGuiana Space Centre
Coordinates5.232°N 52.776°W[1]
Short nameELA-2
OperatorArianespace/ESA
Total launches119
Launch pad(s)1
Orbital inclination
range
5°-100°[2]
Launch history
StatusInactive
First launch28 March 1986[3]
Ariane 3 / GStar-2/Brasilsat-A2
Last launch15 February 2003[3]
Ariane 4 / Intelsat 907
Associated
rockets
Ariane 4, Ariane 3, Ariane 2
See also
References
  1. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kourou ELA2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kourou". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  3. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly; Chabot, Alain (2008-05-25). "The ELA-2 launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly; Chabot, Alain (2008-05-25). "The ELA-2 launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  5. ^ "The Spaceport's ELA-2 launch facility is dismantled after an illustrious career". Arianespace. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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