The Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment was an experimental satellite. Apple was an experimental communication satellite successfully launched by ariane-1, from kourou,french guiana on june 19, 1981, exactly 35 years back, marking an important milestone in India’s space.
|Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment|
|Mission duration||2 years, 3 months|
|Launch mass||350 kilograms (770 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||19 June 1981|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-1|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||19 September 1983|
The Indian space Research organisation (ISRO) has become one of the first picks for countries looking to launch satellites.