KVH TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service are the primary satellite communications solution onboard Simonsen tankers, supporting both business operations and crew communications
HISPASAT’s Amazonas 2 telecommunications relay satellite has arrived in French Guiana aboard an Antonov An-124 jetliner, which landed at Cayenne’s Rochambeau International Airport this morning. The EADS Astrium-built spacecraft will now begin final preparations for liftoff in late September on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission.
New KVH mini-VSAT Broadband coverage area is supporting Internet and voice communications needs for maritime and aeronautical applications
Arianespace’s 2009 mission rate is being continuing apace as three Ariane 5 vehicles are now in the workflow for launches from French Guiana. One Ariane 5 rolled out today for liftoff with the JCSAT-12 and Optus D3 telecom satellites tomorrow night, while another launcher is ready for its move into the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building. The third Ariane 5 arrived this week in French Guiana aboard a sea-going transport ship and will soon begin its build-up.
Now fitted with its dual payload “stack,” Ariane 5 is undergoing a final checkout in preparation for the heavy-lift vehicle’s August 21 liftoff from Europe’s Spaceport. Arianespace will loft the JCSAT-12 and Optus D3 telecommunications satellites for two of its key Asia-Pacific customers on this fourth launch of 2009.
Integration of both satellite payloads continues for Arianespace’s fourth heavy-lift mission of 2009, set for a nighttime launch from Europe’s Spaceport on August 21. The flight’s lower passenger, Optus D3, has been installed atop its adapter unit, while Ariane 5’s payload fairing is now in place over the JCSAT-12 satellite and the SYLDA dispenser system.