Arianespace has announced details of the fourth Ariane 5 flight of 2010, with its launcher having completed the initial build-up at the Spaceport. This vehicle will carry Eutelsat’s W3B telecommunications satellite and the BSAT-3b relay platform for B-SAT Corporation, and is scheduled for launch on September 15.
The third Ariane 5 mission in 2010 successfully launched a pair of Thales Alenia Space-produced satellites: Nilesat 201 and Rascom-QAF1R on Wednesday, August 4.
Arianespace announced that the Nilesat and RascomStar-QAF satellites have arrived at the Spaceport for Ariane 5’s third launch this year, scheduled for August 3.
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.
Arianespace has set Wednesday, June 23, 2010 as the date for the next Ariane 5 launch.
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission with the Astra 3B and ComsatBw-2 satellite payloads is on track for a liftoff on the evening of May 21st, following the heavy-lift vehicle’s rollout to the launch zone at the Spaceport in French Guiana yesterday morning.
The launch of the Astra 3B satellite has been rescheduled for May 21, after launch company Arianespace completed work on the Ariane 5 rocket’s troublesome helium pressurisation system.
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s next mission has moved to the launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport, readying it for liftoff this Friday with the Astra 3B satellite on board.
Arianespace’s upcoming dual payload flight has been rescheduled to the evening of Friday, April 9 following additional checks performed on the launch vehicle at Europe’s Spaceport. The spacecraft will take the Astra 3B and ComsatBw-2 satellites into space.