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Ariane 503, V112 campaign
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- Title Ariane 503, V112 campaign
- Released 08/02/2002 10:59 am
- Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespace-Service Optique CSG
EAP (solid booster) transfer to the BEAP (Booster Teststand) during Ariane 503 campaign.
Flight 503, conducted under ESA responsibility, was the last of the Ariane-5 qualification flights. The launcher used was the first production-series unit ordered by Arianespace from European industry.
Ariane-5 is an ESA programme for which ESA delegated management responsibility to CNES.
Launch operations are managed by Arianespace at the ELA-3 launch site at the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport (French Guiana).