Topic: Arianespace

Vega

The Arianespace commercial launcher family was expanded in 2012 with the addition of Vega, a new-generation vehicle for flights with small- to medium-sized satellite payloads. ...


Ariane 5

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 is the world reference for heavy-lift launchers, able to carry payloads weighing more than 10 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) and over 20 metric tons into low-Earth orbit (LEO) – with a high degree of accuracy mission after mission. ...


Soyuz

The medium-lift Soyuz entered service from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana during 2011, bringing the industry’s longest-operating launcher to the world’s most modern launch base. ...


Air Traffic Surveillance Technology Advances With SES Satellite Launch

Monitoring global air traffic is not an easy task, but in the wake of SES’s recent launch of the first space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system, this could soon change. ...


Arianespace Successfully Launches Russia’s GLONASS-M Satellite

  [Satellite TODAY 04-26-13] Arianespace has announced the successful 1804th launch of the Soyuz vehicle. Liftoff took place on Friday, April 26 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. The company also announced the Russian government’s Glonass-M navigation satellite was accurately placed on the target orbit. This was the sixth Soyuz family mission in 2013. ...


ESA, Arianespace Postpone Second Vega Launch

[Satellite TODAY 04-25-13] The European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianespace have announced their decision to postpone the Vega launch VV02 for 24 hours. The launch, originally scheduled for May 2, is now expected to occur the night of May 3 in order to carry out additional checks on the mobile gantry system used on the ...


Ariane 5 Flight VA212: Ready for Liftoff

Watch Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch the Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellites for its first mission of the year LIVE! Click on the image to watch the live webcast from the Spaceport, French Guiana  (The Guiana Space Center). Webcast Start Time 4:20 p.m. EST | 02/07/2013 Launch Date: February 7, 2013 Launcher Version: Ariane 5 ECA Launch Site: Spaceport, French Guiana (The Guiana Space Center) Payloads: Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Africasat-1a. Customers: Hispasat ...


Arianespace Caps Exceptional Week with Record Breaking Launch, New Contract

[Satellite TODAY 02-08-13] Just 24 hours after it successfully launched and orbited six new satellites for Globalstar on its Soyuz-Fregat rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Arianespace successfully carried out its 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting the Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat and Azerspace/Africasat-1a for the Azerbaijani operator Azercosmos. Arianespace’s 68th launch ...


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