Features of Ariane 5

Ariane 5 has been designed to carry satellites and other payloads into the geostationary orbits or to low-Earth orbit. Ariane 5 is a heavyweight rocket which is specially designed for such purposes. The rocket is maintained by Arianespace, and Airbus Defense and Space are manufacturing it. The program is precisely monitored by the European Space […]

Spaceflight Books Acquire Slots on Arianespace Vega Missions

The Spaceflight Industries has given rideshare opportunities on two Arianespace Vega missions for small satellites.  European Arianespace launch provider said that Spaceflight would launch some CubeSats as well as microsatellite as a proof of the flight of Europe’s Small Spacecraft Mission System. It is an adapter specially tailored for satellites and CubeSats that are smaller […]

Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a delivered to orbit during fifth flight of Ariane 5 in 2017

On 29 September Ariane 5 delivered to orbit double payload – two communications satellites: Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a. Launch was performed yesterday from Guiana Space Center, from launch site ELA-3. September 29 was not original planned launch date – Ariane 5 mission was scrubbed on September 5, 2017 in last seconds before lift off. Problem which appeared […]

More money for Ariane 6 from EU

European Commission, one of the most vital institutions in European Union, decided to support financially European commercial space sector. Ultimate objective for European space program was finally refined: starting independent space access with Ariane 6 in 2020. 12 billion Euros by 2020 for Airbus Safrane for supporting mainly Ariane 6 project – this is solution […]

Europe’s Light Launcher: Vega

Vega is a rocket that is operated by the Arianespace to send sizeable spacecraft or payloads to low Earth Orbits. It was created by European Space Agency together with Italian Space Agency. There was also help from other smaller entities. It has been propelling since the year 2012. Vega has gotten its name from the […]

Ariane 5 delivers to orbit next four Galileo satellites

Today Arianespace launched from Guiana Space Center as 11th launch vehicle in 2017 Ariane 5 with ESA payload. Rocket delivered to orbit another four navigational satellites for ESA Galileo program. Galileo-19, Galileo-20, Galileo-21 and Galileo-22 will support constellation of 14 satellites operating as space part of navigational satellite system Galileo. Each weighing 733 kg satellites was made by OHB-System […]

Vega delivers Moroccan satellite to orbit during VV11

Arianespace during third in 2017 flight of Vega rocket delivered to orbit MN35-13 (Mohammed VI-A) imaging satellite for Kingdom of Morocco on November 8, 2017. Weighing 1110 kg military and civilian imaging spacecraft for Morocco was launched yesterday from SLV launch site at 01:42 UTC. Satellite which was designed and manufactured by Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia […]

Two satellites delivered to orbit on the top of the Vega rocket during its 10th flight!

Today Arianespace managed to put two satellites to orbit. OPSAT 3000 and VENµS were delivered to their orbits on the top of the Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced Generation European Carrier Rocket) rocket today from Guiana Space Center. It was second mission of Vega in 2017 after successful delivering to orbit Sentinel-2B on March […]

Vega already at the launch site !

Arianespace Vega rocket was a rolled out on July 18, 2017 to its launch site ELV at Guiana Space Center. It is one of the last milestones before planned for 2nd August mission covering delivery of two Israeli satellites to GTO orbit. It will be tenth mission of Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced […]