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Model, Rocket, Ariane 3, 1:100

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:100 scale model of the Ariane 3 rocket. These were the third rocket built by the European Space Agency (ESA), a consortium of 11 Western European nations organized in 1974. A three-stage rocket using strap-on boosters, the Ariane 3 first launched a payload into orbit in August 1984. A total of 11 Ariane 3s launched payloads into space before being replaced by the improved Ariane 4. Arianespace built this model and donated it to NASM in 1985.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Arianespace

Credit Line

Gift of Arianespace, Inc.

Materials

Plastic rocket on wood base.

Dimensions

  • Other (rocket): 1 ft. 8 1/2 in. tall x 3 in. wide (52.07 x 7.62cm)
  • Other (base): 6 in. wide x 6 in. long (15.24 x 15.24cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

France

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19850573000

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