European Ariane 5 Lifted Off Thursday With Dual Satellite Launch

A European Ariane 5 rocket took off Thursday for a dual satellite launch including a British-owned, U.S.-built broadband satellite and a Japanese military communications payload. A hydrogen-burning main engine and two solid-fueled motors boosted the rocket off French Guiana, successfully returning to service. The rocket had its last mission in January where it had two […]

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 […]

Next satellite arrives to Kourou

Another payload arrived to French Guiana to pass process of integration with Ariane 5 before mission planned for September 1st 2017.   Both satellites are already at Kourou. BSAT-4 joined Intelsat-37A today inside special cargo plane landed at Kourou airfield. BSAT-4 was designed and manufactured for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) by Space Systems Loral (SSL) to […]

Italian job – Vega delivered Turkish military satellite to orbit

Less famous comparing to Ariane opr Soyuz, but still reliable and useful for certain kind of missions; today’s launch of Vega rocket showed, that Italian space industry still has something to say. It was 8th mission with manufactured by Italian Avio Vega rocket and second launch of this Italian rocket operated by Arianespace in 2016. […]

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 […]

VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted

Planned for September 5, 2017, launch of Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites under the payload fairing was aborted seconds before liftoff. This should be ordinary mission of Ariane 5 performed from Guiana Space Center – well prepared, perfectly conducted and just like 84 previous missions finished with success. Nothing seemed that Arianespace […]

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 […]

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 […]