The Ariane-4 is a European middle class disposable carrier rocket, which was used between 1988 and 2003. The rocket design was developed by the French National Space Research Center (CNES), produced by Arianspace.
The U.S. Air Force’s Outer Space Monitoring Service detected the third-stage explosion of a European Ariane 4 space rocket in orbit, the 18th U.S. Air Force’s outer space control squad reported. UU.
According to the report, the third stage of the Ariane 4 rocket exploded in orbit on July 22; Seven fragments were discovered. The scenario exploded on its own, rather than due to a collision with some other object.
The rocket launched three satellites in orbit in August 1992: the American Topex / Poseidon, the Kitsat-1 of South Korea and the S80 / T of France.
According to the specialized website of the Spacetrack.org of the US Air Force. UU., Before the destruction, the stage of the discarded rocket had orbited the Earth for almost 27 years at an altitude ranging between 1,404 and 1,296 kilometers.