Payload integration is underway for Arianespace’s third Ariane 5 mission of 2019, which will orbit Intelsat 39, for global operator Intelsat; and EDRS-C, based on a public-private partnership between Airbus and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Arianespace has successfully orbited a pair of telecommunications spacecraft – Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1) and GSAT-31.
Payload preparations for Arianespace’s first flight in the new year are moving ahead with delivery of the mission’s second satellite, GSAT-31, to French Guiana,
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s dual-payload launch with the Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 telecommunications satellites has rolled out to the launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport, clearing the way for the milestone 100th flight of this workhorse from French Guiana.
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.