Ariane 5 delivers two communications satellites to orbit during its fourth flight in 2017

Arianespace delivered to orbit from Guiana Space Center two communications satellites, Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT 17 during VA238 flight – seventh for Arianespace in 2017. Both satellites were launched from French Guiana on Wednesday and will improve using WIFI service by air travellers from Europe on their way to Africa and Middle East and […]

Ariane 5 delivers to GTO orbit two communications satellites.

Arianespace delivered to orbit during VA237 mission two communications satellites from Guiana Space Center. During sixth flight in 2017 and third with Ariane 5 this year, Arianespace marked its another success and strengthened its image of the Company as one of the most reliable launch service providers in history. It is second launch delayed and […]

SES-15 on orbit, Arianespace celebrates 79th successful launch in a row

Arianespace is getting close to new record: 100 successful launches in a row performed by one organization. Thanks to Russian Soyuz rocket Company delivered today to orbit SES-15 communications satellite.   With the codename VS17 Arianespace signed launch of Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Guiana Space Center with first SES satellite with electric propulsion. This step is […]

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 […]

Three delayed missions by Arianespace already with new dates

After lasting for a month strikes in French Guiana, Arianespace suffered for delays in their launch schedule. Three missions planned for last weeks were postponed and Company was forced to launch them in May and June. Now we know precise dates of following three launches from Guiana Space Center. Five satellites in during three flights in […]

Compromise between unions and French government reached – green light for Ariane 5 launch

French government managed to sign agreement with main unions at French Guiana, from where Company launches their Ariane, Soyuz and Vega rockets. Compromise was reached after one month of strikes and negotiations. Hopefully will open way for launch first delayed mission of Ariane 5 with two communication satellites: SGDC and Koreasat-7. It seems that Arianespace will be able […]

Cheops will fly on the top of the Soyuz-ST in 2019

On April 6 2017 it was officially announced, that Cheops satellite designed by Airbus Defence and Space for ESA will be delivered to orbit in 2019 by Arianespace. Decision was made to favor of Arianespace and surely will strengthen position of the Company as leading launch service provider on European market. Contract will be officially signed within […]

Ariane 5 launch will be probably possible in April

These, who thought, that Ariane 5 mission with codename VA-236 will be possible In March probably underestimated strength of French unions in French Guiana. Flight with two communications satellites, SDGC and Koreasat-7 on the top was planned originally for last week. Unfortunately rolled out of the rocket and delivering to launch pad from assembling facility was not […]

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 […]