What was Ariane 4's purpose?
Ariane, possibly an acronym I know not the derivation of, is a French rocket booster. It is a large rocket with external auxiliary booster stages like the Titan II and the late Space Shuttle. It is not a weapons system but is primarily design to launch Satellites into orbit- unmanned satellites as far as is known.
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands Ariane Koizumi, a model and actress (Year of the Dragon) Ariane Ehrat, a Swiss alpine skier Ariane Hingst, a German football player Ariane Dobler, wife of Australian businessman, Mark Dobler Ariane Mnouchkine, a French stage director Ariane Moffatt, a Québécois singer-songwriter Ariane Schluter, a Dutch actress Ariane Sherine, a British comedy writer and journalist Ariane Oiticica, a Brazilian actress and theatre producer