The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s ninth mission of 2017 is now fully assembled following integration of its two satellite passengers at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Ariane 5 has successfully launched Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT-17.
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch is “go” for its Wednesday evening liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
On its sixth successful launch during the first half of 2017, Arianespace set a new heavy-lift record tonight with Ariane 5 in delivering the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B telecommunications satellites to geostationary transfer orbit with flight VA237.
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s sixth mission overall in 2017 is now at the launch zone, ready for a June 1 evening departure to launch the dual-satellite payload of ViaSat-2 and EEutelsat 172B.
Arianespace will orbit two satellites: SGDC for VisionaTecnologia Espacial on behalf of the Brazilian operator Telebras, and Koreasat-7 for the South Korean operator ktsat.
The first Ariane 5 mission in 2017 has placed Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) during a mission lasting just under 40 minutes.
Arianespace has rolled out the Ariane 5 for its initial heavy-lift mission in 2017, scheduled for tonight from the Spaceport in French Guiana to orbit the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S satellites.
Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites, Brazil’s Star One D1 along with JCSAT-15.
The 11th Arianespace mission of 2016 has been given the go-ahead for its December 21 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying the Star One D1 and JCSAT-15 satellites.