using different configurations of strap-on boosters and pay-load sections
ariane 4 became a very flexible launcher:
june 15, 1988 the first ariane 4 was launched. It was the ariane 44LP
version carrying ESA’s Meteosat P2, the PanAmSat I and an amateur
satellite Oscar 13 into orbit.
4 became a very successful launcher. It was fully adapted to the growing
marked for commercial satellites.
was taken out off service in February 2003, after the 116th launch. The
communication satellite was at this time becoming still bigger, which
forced Ariane Space to launch more and more satellites as single payloads.
This was from an economical point of view not affordable in the long term.
Ariane 4 was replaced by the more powerfull ariane 5.
(This is only a little selection of the many sources
for the model.)
The ariane 44LP mockup in Sevilla taken by K. Slettebo.
Tim Furniss: History of space vehicles
Brian Harvey: Europe's Space Programme: To Ariane and Beyond