STV 4 - Space launch mission detailed information
STV 4 4
5 NOV 1971
European Launcher Development Organisation
Ariane Launch Area 1
Mass model of the Symphonie communications satellite.
The Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), which was the precursor to the European Space Agency (ESA). It was developed with the aim to delivering space access technology, and more specifically to facilitate the deployment of European-wide telecommunication and meteorological satellites into orbit.