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Ariane V157


Launch id n/a
Launch date 11 Dec 2002 at 22:22 UT
Launch site Kourou
Type 5 (517)
Payload mass 5560 kg (8266 kg with the adapter and 3 ballast weights)
Payload A: Hotbird 7
B: Stentor
GTO n/a

Failure of the first stage motor which was wrongly designed. The nozzle overheated (leak in the cooling circuit) and destroyed itself.

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