ARIANE-5 Launch Operations Construction and Operation of a New Launch Complex for Lower Cost, Higher Reliability Missions

by Juan de Dalmau, ESA, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


This paper describes the main criteria driving the evolution of these facilities : launch rate, vulnerability to accidents, reliability and safety, cost optimization and adaptation to launch vehicle changes.

Subject Headings: Construction costs | Vehicles | Traffic safety | Occupational safety | Aircraft and spacecraft | Traffic accidents | Space exploration

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