WATCH LAUNCH VIDEO LIVE. The final Ariane 5 mission of 2012 is ready for its December 19 liftoff.
UPDATE. An Ariane 5 rocket has successfully orbited the Eutelsat 21B and Star One C3 satellites, following lift off on time on Saturday, November 10, at 18.05 local time in Kourou.
The sixth Ariane 5 flight in 2012 has been given the “go” for liftoff on Friday following a successful launch readiness review at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Launch vehicle preparations for the next two Ariane 5 flights from French Guiana are moving forward at the Spaceport as Arianespace maintains the mission pace in 2012 with its heavy-lift workhorse.
Eutelsat 21B and Star One C3, the two satellite passengers to be carried on Arianespace’s Flight VA210, are undergoing checkout at the Spaceport for their November 9 liftoff.
Eutelsat has said that its new Eutelsat 21B satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
WATCH LAUNCH VIDEO. Arianespace’s mission delivered the Astra 2F and GSAT-10 satellites to geostationary transfer orbit.
WATCH LAUNCH LIVE. Arianespace’s fifth Ariane 5 flight of 2012 has been approved for its September 28 liftoff following today’s successful launch readiness review,which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Arianespace’s upcoming mission is scheduled for August 2 with a dual payload consisting of the Intelsat 20 and Hylas 2 telecommunications relay spacecraft.
The next SES launch is scheduled for September 14, 2012, when an Ariane 5 booster will orbit the Astra 2F spacecraft.