Ariane 5 delivers to orbit two communications satellites during VA236 mission

Arianespace managed to return to flights after lasting for over month break caused by strikes in French Guiana. Yesterday in the evening Ariane 5 delivered two communications satellites after flawless flight. Weeks of strikes finally finished with agreement signed by representatives of main unions and French government which opened the door for resuming most of commercial […]

Another success of Arianespace- two communications satellite already on orbit delivered by Ariane 5

Arianespace can add another mission to their list of successes – Ariane 5  after start from Guiana Space Center delivered to orbit  two communications satellites yesterday. This mission codename was VA235 and it was covering delivering to orbit SKY Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S communications satellites on the top of the Ariane 5 rocket. Vehicle was launched […]

VA-234 – last launch by Arianespace in 2016

It was last launch in 2016 for Arianespace. Today, at 20:30 UTC, Ariane 5 was launched at the begining of 75 minute launch window to deliver to orbit two satellites: JCSAT-15 and Star One-D1. This is another mission of two satellites made by SSL and launched under the fairing of Ariane 5 (first was VA […]

VA233 finished – 6th flight of Ariane 5 ES finished with success !

Today in the morning hours one of the less known version of Ariane 5 was launched. Version known as “ES” was launched for the sixth time from Guiana Space Center, this time with four Galileo navigational satellites: FM-14, FM-15, FM16 and FM-17. It was last mission under Galileo program this year and one from last […]

PeruSat-1 and four SkySat satellites delivered to orbit during first launch of Vega in 2016 !

Arianespace can add another mission to their long history of commercial success. Their Vega rocket delivered yesterday, at early morning hours, two satellites to orbit. VV07 flight was seventh in the history of Vega light launch vehicle and also seventh success. Mission planned for September 16, 2016, assumed to place five satellites on SSO polar orbit: PeruSat-1 […]

Intelsat-33E and Intelsat-36 delivered to space during VA232 !

On August 24, 2016 at 22:17 GMT Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from Guiana Space Center in its 231st flight, with two communication satellites under payload fairing: Intelsat-33E by Boeing and Intelsat-36 by SSL. Both spacecraft will enhance offer of American Intelsat Company over Europe, Africa and South Asia. It was fourth launch by Arianespace in […]

Japanese bad luck – DSN-1 satellite arrived broken to French Guiana !

It seems that Japanese space program is out of luck in 2016. After Hitomi failure on March we have another accident with Japanese spacecraft.  According to Spacenews.com, Japanese communication satellite DSN-1, with launch on atop of Ariane 5 scheduled for 26th July 2016 was delivered to Kourou, French Guiana by plane in the middle of […]

Ariane 5 with Echostar-18 and BRIsat launched-fifth success of Arianespace in 2016 !

After 24 hours of delay caused by the strong wind, Arianespace managed to launch their Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites on atop. Mission marked as VA230 (it is 230th launch by Arianespace and 86th launch of launch vehicle from Ariane 5 family) started from ELA-3 launch site in Guiana Space Center. Today Weather […]

Ariane 5 flight postponed from 8th June 2016 07:30 GMT with TBD status

Launch planned by Arianespace for 8th June 2016 was postponed and its present status is “to be decided”. Payload, two satellites: EchoStar-18 and BRIsat remain secured.  VA230 flight, fifth launch by Arianespace and third mission of Ariane 5 launch vehicle in 2016 was officially postponed today in the morning. New launch date was not unveiled, but Arianespace assured […]

FM10 & FM11 on the orbit !

276th mission by Arianespace finished with success – both FM10 & FM11 Galileo satellites reached their planned orbit. European Space Agency put this mission in the addition to Galileo launch schedule for 2016 thanks to decision of European Commission. Both satellites were contracted for OHB System as main contractor and for SSTL as payload contractor. ESA signed agreement with […]