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 […]

Ariane 5 ECA & Eutelsat-65 West A – 274th Arianespace flight became success !

Today in the early morning hours Ariane 5 ECA rocket lifted off new communication and broadcasting satellite for Eutelsat from ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana. Today Ariane-5 lifted off from ELA-3 complex in Guiana Space Center to its 85th mission (274th mission by Arianespace). Ariane lifted new Eutelsat satellite designed and manufactured by SSL (with utilization of SSL-1300 satellite […]

Methane not magic – Merlin mini research satellite under French-German cooperation

Restrictions of Kyoto Protocol are not only referring to carbon dioxide but also to methane. But in case of this gas, cars and industry are not main problem – source of methane are livestock farming and usage of fossil fuels. One of biggest issues with methane is fact that its effect on global warming is […]

Soyuz mission finished – Galileo satellites positioned correctly! !

ESA success with next Galileo satellites – final tracking data from two launched today confirmed that from now Galileo constellation reach twelve satellites. It was 1852nd mission of Soyuz rocket, this time from launch site of Guiana Space Center. Soyuz-2.1b after finishing fueling the tanks was waiting for start with two satellites of Galileo navigation system: FM-08 […]

Thales Alenia grabs new contract !

O3b is going to remain customer of Thales Alenia Space / Arianespace tandem for next few years. Contract announced on Cannes on 10 December 2015 consist manufacturing next eight satellites to improve capabilities of O3b. Contract value was not precisely stated, but previously O3B acquired $460 million from investors for finishing constellation of satellites. It seems that […]

Standing between giants – Next Galileo satellites launch planned from Guiana on 17th December 2015

Next two satellites from Galileo program are going to be launched with Arianespace rocket from Guiana Space Centre launch site LCS. Galileo navigation was created by ESA to provide highly acccurate system under civilian management with extended capabilities in emergency applications. Also being independent from Russian Glonass and American GPS have been developed to provide European Union navigation […]

Beginner’s luck will be enough ? – the 6th Vega mission planned on 27th November 01:23 2015

ESA planned launch of Vega rocket with LISA Pathfinder atop from launch pad ELV in French Guiana. European Space Agency is going to continue tests before finishing eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) program in 2034. This time Lisa Pathfinder, technology demonstrator built by Airbus Defense and Space will provide necessary data for measuring gravitational waves. Launched on […]

Ariane on duty – 227th launch with GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B atop scheduled for 3rd November 2015.

It is going to be 227th Ariane launch planned from ELA-3 launch site in Guiana Space Centre. This time payload is two broadcasting satellites, GSAT-15 (operated by Indian space research organization) and   Arabsat-6B. Since 1969, when ISRO was established by Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, its goal was clearly stated: support national development with […]