Guiana Space Center

Vega delivers Moroccan satellite to orbit during VV11

Arianespace during third in 2017 flight of Vega rocket delivered to orbit MN35-13 (Mohammed VI-A) imaging satellite for Kingdom of Morocco on November 8, 2017. Weighing 1110 kg military and civilian imaging spacecraft for Morocco was launched yesterday from SLV launch site at 01:42 UTC. Satellite which was designed and manufactured by Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France, will serve Continue Reading The post Vega delivers Moroccan satellite to orbit during VV11 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a delivered to orbit during fifth flight of Ariane 5 in 2017

On 29 September Ariane 5 delivered to orbit double payload – two communications satellites: Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a. Launch was performed yesterday from Guiana Space Center, from launch site ELA-3. September 29 was not original planned launch date – Ariane 5 mission was scrubbed on September 5, 2017 in last seconds before lift off. Problem which appeared during first launch attempt was Continue Reading The post Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a delivered to orbit during fifth flight of Ariane 5 in 2017 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. [...]

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. [...]