Re: Ariane 5 Launch Object Obs

Jens Lerch (
Sun, 2 Nov 1997 12:23:34 +1

> Also saw #23127 (94-034 D  Ariane Rkt) while observing #25023.
> Wonder if it is the same size as the rocket I missed tonight?
> This was an unexpected sighting

The Ariane 4 Lox/LH upper-stage is 11.85m long and has a diameter of 2.66m.
The Ariane 5 N204/MMH upper-stage is 3.3m long and has a diameter of 3.96m 

But MaqSat B is still attached to the Ariane 502 upper-stage, so it's 
possible that the upper-sage is listed as MaqSat B.

Jens A. Lerch
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
50.138N 8.684E 140m UTC+1h