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 […]

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 […]

Soyuz-2.1B with 13th and 14th Galileo satellites within hours !

Second mission of Soyuz-2.1B in 2016 from Guiana Space Center was scheduled for 08:48 GMT; it seems that nothing (of course apart from the weather – heavy rain is predicted for tomorrow in Kourou) will interrupt lifting two satellites under program of Galileo navigation system: Galileo Full Operational Capability FM10 and FM11. Two satellites designed and manufactured by  OHB […]

Galileo satellites waiting for VS15 launch already on 24th May 2016

Next mission under Galileo program – Soyuz-2.1b is during the last preparations before launch planned for Tuesday, 24th May 2016. This weekend will be quite busy for specialists from European Space Agency and Arianespace who are working in Guiana Space Center.  VS15 mission which covers launch of the Soyuz-2.1b and deploying 13th and 14th satellites is getting […]

Sentinel-1B finally on orbit !

Fourth time was lucky for Arianespace and ESA. Sentinel-1B after breathtaking launch reached designated orbit and confirmed its perfect condition. Arianespace gave all of us beautiful spectacle with spectacular VS14 flight, first launch of the Soyuz-2.1a from Guiana Space Center in 2016. After two attempts were halted due the poor weather condition and third was […]

Scrubbed launch of Soyuz-2.1A with Sentinel-1B

Arianespace decided to stop preparing for flight again. There was no next launch date announced but Company is targeting for 25th April 2016. UPDATE: 25 April 2016 – Launch was set for 25th April 2016, 21:02 GMT, IMU was changed and testing went correctly. UPDATE: 25 April 2016 – Russian specialists discovered that reason of the problem was […]

Intelsat-29E successfully lifted on 27 January 2016 during Ariane 228th flight!

Yesterday, on 23:21 GMT Ariane 5 rocket lifted payload for the first time on 2016. Under fairing of Ariane, new Intelsat satellite started its travel from launch site ELA-3 in French Guiana to designated orbit. It was first mission of Ariane 5 this year and also quite specific comparing to other Ariane commercial space flights. Usually payload space […]