The heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s August 29 mission is now complete at the Spaceport in French Guiana following integration of its second passenger – the Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite.
Fueling is underway at the Spaceport with Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 scheduled to lift off from French Guiana late this month.
Payload processing for Arianespace’s next dual-passenger Ariane 5 flight is moving forward as the Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite is readied for its upcoming liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana August 29.
Pre-launch checkout is now underway at the Spaceport with Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1, which is one of two satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace’s fourth heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission of 2013.
The Eutelsat 25B satellite has arrived at the European spaceport in French Guiana and is now in final stages of preparation for launch by an Ariane 5 vehicle on August 29.
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.