, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 2
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.
In September 2011 the pad's mobile service tower was demolished using explosives.