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 […]

VA233 finished – 6th flight of Ariane 5 ES finished with success !

Today in the morning hours one of the less known version of Ariane 5 was launched. Version known as “ES” was launched for the sixth time from Guiana Space Center, this time with four Galileo navigational satellites: FM-14, FM-15, FM16 and FM-17. It was last mission under Galileo program this year and one from last […]

Ariane 5 with Echostar-18 and BRIsat launched-fifth success of Arianespace in 2016 !

After 24 hours of delay caused by the strong wind, Arianespace managed to launch their Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites on atop. Mission marked as VA230 (it is 230th launch by Arianespace and 86th launch of launch vehicle from Ariane 5 family) started from ELA-3 launch site in Guiana Space Center. Today Weather […]

Ariane 6 – rocket delayed for 10 years?

Safran, French company responsible for Ariane 5 is currently developing new rocket to meet demands of increasing price competition on space market but it seems that new launch vehicle will have hard life. Economy of the space market is under current development is basically two ways. First of all prices of satellites decreased with increased […]