Guiana Space Center

VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted

Planned for September 5, 2017, launch of Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites under the payload fairing was aborted seconds before liftoff. This should be ordinary mission of Ariane 5 performed from Guiana Space Center – well prepared, perfectly conducted and just like 84 previous missions finished with success. Nothing seemed that Arianespace ground control center decide to Continue Reading The post VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted

Planned for September 5, 2017, launch of Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites under the payload fairing was aborted seconds before liftoff. This should be ordinary mission of Ariane 5 performed from Guiana Space Center – well prepared, perfectly conducted and just like 84 previous missions finished with success. Nothing seemed that Arianespace ground control center decide to Continue Reading The post VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Next satellite arrives to Kourou

Another payload arrived to French Guiana to pass process of integration with Ariane 5 before mission planned for September 1st 2017.   Both satellites are already at Kourou. BSAT-4 joined Intelsat-37A today inside special cargo plane landed at Kourou airfield. BSAT-4 was designed and manufactured for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) by Space Systems Loral (SSL) to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Continue Reading The post Next satellite arrives to Kourou appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Two satellites delivered to orbit on the top of the Vega rocket during its 10th flight!

Today Arianespace managed to put two satellites to orbit. OPSAT 3000 and VENµS were delivered to their orbits on the top of the Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced Generation European Carrier Rocket) rocket today from Guiana Space Center. It was second mission of Vega in 2017 after successful delivering to orbit Sentinel-2B on March 7. Two satellites for two Continue Reading The post Two satellites delivered to orbit on the top of the Vega rocket during its 10th flight! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Vega already at the launch site !

Arianespace Vega rocket was a rolled out on July 18, 2017 to its launch site ELV at Guiana Space Center. It is one of the last milestones before planned for 2nd August mission covering delivery of two Israeli satellites to GTO orbit. It will be tenth mission of Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced Generation European Carrier Rocket) solid Continue Reading The post Vega already at the launch site ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]