Ariane 5 : Flight 501 Failure Report By The Inquiry Board Paris , 19 July 1996 The Chairman of the Board : Prof

@inproceedings{Lyons2013Ariane5,
  title={Ariane 5 : Flight 501 Failure Report By The Inquiry Board Paris , 19 July 1996 The Chairman of the Board : Prof},
  author={. J. L. Lyons},
  year={2013}
}
  • . J. L. Lyons
  • Published 2013
On 4 June 1996, the maiden flight of the Ariane 5 launcher ended in a failure. Only about 40 seconds after initiation of the flight sequence, at an altitude of about 3700 m, the launcher veered off its flight path, broke up and exploded. Engineers from the Ariane 5 project teams of CNES and Industry immediately started to investigate the failure. Over the following days, the Director General of ESA and the Chairman of CNES set up an independent Inquiry Board and nominated the following members: 
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