SES-14 and Al Yah-3 have been successfully placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket, Arianespace said Thursday, despite mission control briefly losing contact with the craft.
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s upcoming mission from French Guiana is now complete following integration of its two satellite passengers:
The Ariane 5 Flight VA241 will deliver the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 satellites to geostationary transfer orbit on January 25.
Just after the ignition of Ariane 5’s main stage Vulcain engine, the on-board computer detected an anomaly affecting electrical equipment on one of the two solid-propellant boosters (EAP).
Arianespace’s fifth Ariane 5 mission of 2017 has been given the “green light” for liftoff on September 5.
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.
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s ninth flight in 2017 is being readied for a September 5 liftoff from the Spaceport.
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.