Arianespace has unveiled its new graphic style, providing a refreshed corporate identity for the world’s leading commercial launch services provider. An evolution of Arianespace’s previous identity, this new look includes incorporation of the company’s “Service & Solutions” motto as an integral part of the corporate logo.
Arianespace has won a contract with Intelsat covering the launch of one satellite, plus the option to loft four more satellites between 2011 and 2015. Arianespace will call on the Ariane 5 and Soyuz launch vehicles to deploy innovative solutions to meet the requirements of Intelsat’s upcoming satellites – which range in size from 3,000 to 6,100 kg.
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Arianespace will launch the Nilesat 201 satellite as part of a turnkey contract that Thales Alenia Space has with Nilesat. To be lofted into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz vehicle during the first quarter of 2010, Nilesat 201 will be the third satellite launched by Arianespace for the Egyptian operator – following Nilesat 101 and 102, which were successfully orbited in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
Arianespace completed its ninth year of Ariane 5 operations with another on-target dual-payload mission from French Guiana. Launched from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 complex, the heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA orbited HOT BIRD™ 9 and W2M for Europe’s Eutelsat telecommunications operator – marking the 28th consecutive success for the workhorse launch vehicle.
Maintaining its industry leadership, Arianespace has won two additional contracts for international payloads to be orbited on its Ariane 5 and Soyuz launch vehicles.
Arianespace today rolled out the Ariane 5 for its sixth mission of 2008, clearing the way for a final countdown to liftoff with Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD™ 9 and W2M satellites. The heavy-lift ECA emerged from its Final Assembly Building at 11:00 a.m., and arrived at the ELA-3 launch area 1 hr. 15 min. later, where it was secured in place.
Mr. Svend Lykke Larsen assumes leadership as Mr. Mads Bjerre-Petersen, Managing Director since the subsidiary’s 1992 creation, retires at year’s end
Arianespace’s year-end flight has been given the go-ahead following its launch readiness review, which was conducted today at the Spaceport. This review validated the readiness of Ariane 5, its dual satellite payload of HOT BIRD 9 and W2M, the infrastructure at Europe’s Spaceport and the network of downrange tracking stations.
Arianespace has issued its 2009 New Year’s e-card, which highlights the company’s family of launch vehicles – composed of the heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega.