Month
May 2017

Ariane 5 • ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat-172B

Arianespace will launch two communications satellites during VA237 mission. ViaSat-2 will provide broadband communication services including internet access for North, Central and northern South Americas. Eutelsat-172b will provide video broadcast and data network support for West Coast of the North America and Southeast Asia region, including internet access for passengers travelling across Pacific Ocean. The post Ariane 5 • ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat-172B appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Ariane 5 • ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat-172B

Arianespace will launch two communications satellites during VA237 mission. ViaSat-2 will provide broadband communication services including internet access for North, Central and northern South Americas. Eutelsat-172b will provide video broadcast and data network support for West Coast of the North America and Southeast Asia region, including internet access for passengers travelling across Pacific Ocean. The post Ariane 5 • ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat-172B appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 after test fire before CRS-11 cargo mission

SpaceX managed to conduct test fire on May 28, last major test before launch of Falcon-9 with Dragon unmanned cargo spacecraft on the top. To remind mission start is planned for June 1st at 21:55 UTC from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Last Thursday Falcon-9 passed through last fueling tests and test fire before CRS-11 mission. Booster was rolled out and moved Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 after test fire before CRS-11 cargo mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

“Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur

It seems that plans to leave Baikonur and switching to Vostochny Cosmodrome will not be as fast and easy as Roscosmos would like to. According to TASS, first launches of Federation spacecraft will be performed from legendary complex in Kazakhstan, not from the latest cosmodrome in eastern Russia. “Federation” spacecraft which was designed as successor of Soyuz vehicles still remains Continue Reading The post “Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Lesson learned? Problems with Schiaparelli EDM started already on Earth.

On May 24 ESA announced end of the investigation, which continued since anomaly and crash of the Schiaparelli EDM on Mars surface on October 19, 2016. Lander was destroyed after it hit into Mars surface after seven months of space journey, which started on March 14, 2017. During attempt of controlled reentry and landing EDM lander created by Thales Alenia Space and Continue Reading The post Lesson learned? Problems with Schiaparelli EDM started already on Earth. appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]