The first Ariane 5 mission in 2017 has placed Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) during a mission lasting just under 40 minutes.
Arianespace has rolled out the Ariane 5 for its initial heavy-lift mission in 2017, scheduled for tonight from the Spaceport in French Guiana to orbit the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S satellites.
Arianespace began its busy 2017 launch schedule with a Soyuz mission that marked multiple ‘firsts’ in orbiting the Hispasat 36W-1 telecommunications satellite on a flight from the Spaceport.
The Soyuz launcher for Arianespace’s year-opening mission rolled out to the launch pad in French Guiana, readying the vehicle to receive its Hispasat 36W-1 payload for a nighttime liftoff from the Spaceport on Friday, January 27.
The 11th Arianespace mission of 2016 has been given the go-ahead for its December 21 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying the Star One D1 and JCSAT-15 satellites.
Two telecommunications relay satellites were orbited today for Intelsat on an Ariane 5, extending Arianespace’s 30-plus-year partnership with this US operator.
The Ariane 5 launch of the Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 satellites is scheduled for liftoff on August 24 from French Guiana.
Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission are now in full swing, with this August 24 flight’s two satellites for US-based operator Intelsat undergoing their checkout procedures at the Spaceport.
Arianespace has decided to delay the launch of Flight VA230 with EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat aborard, planned for June 16, 2016, by 24 hours.
Eutelsat 65 West A was successfully launched this morning by an Ariane rocket.