Al Jazeera has announced a new frequency on the Arabsat satellite in an attempt to avoid continued interference to its transmissions.
Telecommunications satellites for two key Arianespace customers were launched last night on the company’s fifth Ariane 5 flight of 2011.
The 60th Ariane 5 launch vehicle has rolled out at the Spaceport for tonight’s liftoff on a mission that will carry another dual-satellite payload at the service of Arianespace’s international customer base.
Arianespace has set the launch of its Arabsat 5C and SES-2 satellites SES-2 for Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Arianespace will announce a new launch date for its upcoming dual-passenger mission following supplementary checks to be performed on the engine that powers Ariane 5’s cryogenic upper stage.
Arabsat and Dubai Media have signed a contract for the distribution of a bouquet of TV channels, including Dubai HD Sports Channel.
The Arabsat-5C communications satellite has been fueled as preparations continue for the spacecraft’s September 9 launch on Arianespace’s next dual-passenger Ariane 5 flight from French Guiana.
Arianespace’s mission with the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellites was successfully launched from Europe’s Spaceport on Saturday, June 26. It was the third launch attempt following two aborted countdowns.
VIDEO. Due to a launch vehicle pressurisation anomaly on the main cryogenic stage during final countdown operations for Flight 195, Arianespace has decided to again postpone the launch.
Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) has announced that the launch of its new Arabsat 5A satellite will take place on June 23, 2010 at 21:42 GMT by Arianespace on top of a Ariane-5 launch vehicle.