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Kourou ALFS
Part of Kourou Family
Veronique, Stromboli, Skua, Cajun, Belier, Arcas launch complex. Aire de Lancement Fusee-Sondes

First Launch: 1968-09-26. Last Launch: 1979-11-14. Number: 64 . Longitude: -52.7320 deg. Latitude: 5.2073 deg.



Spacecraft: Dragon. Launch Vehicles: Nike Cajun, Belier, Belier I, Belier III, Skua, Skua 1, Centaure, Centaure 1, Centaure 2C, Dragon 1, Dragon 3, Vesta, Veronique AGI, Veronique 61M, Dauphin, Super Arcas, Eridan. Launch Sites: Kourou.

1968 April 9 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique AGI.
  • FU-184 Sea recovery test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi). FU184 Technology (sea recovery) mission..

1968 July 25 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FU-185 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi). No recovery. FU185 Technology + X-ray astronomy / Stab mission..

1968 September 26 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan. FAILURE: Failure.
  • FU-181 test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1968 December 18 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FU-159 PERSEE? Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 162 km (100 mi). No recovery. FU159 UV astronomy / Stab mission..

1968 December 22 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FU-159 Crab Nebula X-rays Ultraviolet astronomy / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi). No recovery. FU159 X-ray and UV astronomy / Stab mission..

1969 February 20 - . 11:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique AGI. FAILURE: Failure, premature fairing jettison..
  • FU-170 CIRCE Ionosphere mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi). FU170 CIRCE, Mass spectrometry mission..

1969 March 6 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Belier III.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 March 17 - . 12:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Dragon 1.
  • FU-172 Solar EUV 1 Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi).

1969 April 12 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-181B test flight test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 406 km (252 mi).

1969 April 19 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Belier.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1969 April 23 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-187 test, A cone test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 420 km (260 mi).

1969 April 26 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Dragon 3.
  • FU-188 Technology test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi).

1969 August 18 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Belier.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1969 August 22 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-187 test, B cone test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi).

1969 November 8 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Vesta.
  • FU-189 Star pt test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

1970 February 3 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Belier.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1970 November 6 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Belier.
  • FU-191 Range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1971 March 15 - . 06:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1971 March 16 - . 13:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1971 March 18 - . 19:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1971 May 17 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-203 recovery test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 196 km (121 mi).

1971 June 8 - . 19:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • GESAIR Biological/Geophysics mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi). FU194 GESAIR, Ionosphere + Biology mission..

1971 June 12 - . 19:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • GESAIR Biological/Geophysics mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi). FU194 GESAIR, Ionosphere + Biology mission..

1971 September 13 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • CNES C133 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 September 14 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • PHARE (FU-196) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1971 September 19 - . 21:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1971 September 19 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • CNES C132 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 September 19 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • CNES C146 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 September 20 - . 03:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1971 September 20 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1971 September 20 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1971 September 20 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1971 September 20 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 00:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 09:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1971 September 21 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1971 September 22 - . 03:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1971 October 16 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • ATLAS / CM16 / Gemini Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi).

1971 October 18 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • CNES C154 / ISRO 5.13? Recovery test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 December 16 - . 19:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FU-208 CISASPE Ionosphere mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 227 km (141 mi). FU208 CISASPE, Ionosphere (active sounding) mission..

1972 November 11 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-201 LPSP-EUV2 - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1972 December 7 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-205 JANUS Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. Launch Vehicle: Skua.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 April 17 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FU-200 Solar ultraviolet Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). FU200 3SUV, UV solar astronomy / Ptr mission..

1973 November 11 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FU-201 (Solar EUV 2) Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1974 March 21 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1974 March 21 - . 09:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1974 March 21 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1974 March 22 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1974 March 22 - . 09:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1974 March 22 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1974 September 12 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C.
  • NO-II-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1974 September 12 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C.
  • NO-II-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1974 September 13 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C.
  • NO-II-3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1974 November 5 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FAUST FU-214 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1974 November 19 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • FAUST FU-215 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1975 May 31 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61M.
  • FAUST Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi). FU216 FAUST, UV astronomy / Stab mission..

1978 November 23 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • Ariane range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1979 February 8 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • Ariane range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

1979 June 13 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • Ariane range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1979 November 14 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Eridan.
  • Ariane range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).


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