Optus Networks has informed Arianespace that its Optus 10 satellite, one of the two payloads being carried by Arianespace flight VA218, originally scheduled for June 6, requires additional verifications.
Arianespace has announced the timeframe for its initial three missions this year inclduing flight VA217 which will carry Astra 5D and Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A.
Ariane’s next launch, designated Flight VA215, is to carry the Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail-1 and GSAT-7 telecommunications satellites.
Arianespace has announced a launch services contract with Intelsat for the launch of three satellites through 2017.
Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have signed a long-term multiple launch services agreement which guarantees launch capacity and flexibility to Eutelsat for its expansion programme.
Arianespace has launched a new mobile application for tablet and smartphone users around the globe, who can now follow the company’s launch activities through the swipe of a finger.
EchoStar Corp and Arianespace have reached an agreement to launch multiple new satellites over a multi-year period from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana.
Dutch cable operator Ziggo has doubled the number of streaming channels to its tablet and smart phone apps from 14 to 28. The service is only available in the subscriber’s home on up to five different devices.
Arianespace has re-scheduled the launch of the new SES Astra 2F satellite for September 28, 2012.
The Astra 2F satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will now be processed for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. The launch is scheduled for September 21.