Arianespace has delivered another Ariane 5 to the launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, positioning this workhorse vehicle for its March 9 early morning mission with the Eutelsat 65 West A relay satellite.
The preparations for Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 launch of 2016 are continuing for a March 9 liftoff from French Guiana, with the heavy-lift vehicle now transferred to the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building, and its Eutelsat 65 West A satellite payload undergoing its fueling.
The Eutelsat 65 West A satellite arrived in Kourou on February 6, and is on track for launch on March 9 by an Ariane rocket.
Arianespace has give the go-ahead for its tenth flight in 2015, Flight VA227, the November 10 dual-passenger mission with Ariane 5 from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Arabsat-6B and GSat-15 will be launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana on November 10 with an Ariane 5 rocket, designated Flight VA227.
Ariane Flight VA227 will carry the Arabsat-6B and GSat-15 telecommunications satellites, and is set for a November launch date.
Departing from the Spaceport in French Guiana, Arianespace deployed Eutelsat8 West B and Intelsat 34 into geostationary transfer orbit.
Arianespace’s fourth Ariane 5 for liftoff in 2015 moved out to the launch zone in French Guiana, clearing the way for tomorrow’s mission to geostationary transfer orbit for two customers: Eutelsat and Intelsat.
Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34 have been installed atop their launcher, completing the build-up process.
Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission have marked a new milestone in French Guiana, with Eutelsat 8 West B undergoing its initial fit-check with launcher hardware.