RE: Nilesat Ariane 44P rocket

From: Bruno Tilgner (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 08:34:51 PST

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    >The Ariane rocket is an ESA (European Space Agency) launch vehicle.
    >Nilesat, the main payload (25311, 98-24A), is owned by Egypt.
    Wrong. Ariane is a launch vehicle exploited commercially by
    Arianespace which is an independent company registered in France.
    Consequently, the rocket body must be attributed to France.
    ESA was only responsible for the development of the launcher, not
    its commercial use. The same is true for Ariane 5.
    Bruno Tilgner
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