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KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband satellite communications service has received operating authority that enables coverage of the Indian Ocean region; service is expected to commence in April 2010
Another Ariane 5 is in the Spaceport’s launch zone, clearing the way for tomorrow’s flight (March 26) with the ASTRA 3B and COMSATBw-2 satellite payloads.
This vehicle – the 50th Ariane 5 to be launched – was transferred from the Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch complex during a process lasting 1 hr., 45 min. this morning.
The mission will be the first of seven Ariane 5 flights planned in 2010, and is set for liftoff during a March 26 launch window that opens at 7:03 p.m. local time and continues to 7:52 p.m. (22h03-22h52 UTC).
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Today’s launch readiness review (March 24) has cleared Arianespace’s initial Ariane 5 mission of 2010 for a liftoff on Friday. Ariane 5 is now ready for its transfer from the Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch complex tomorrow. The final countdown will then begin, leading to the liftoff during a launch window on March 26 that opens at 7:03 p.m. local time, and continues to 7:52 p.m. (22h03-22h52 UTC). This heavy-lift flight will orbit SES ASTRA’s ASTRA 3B commercial telecommunications satellite and Germany’s COMSATBw-2 secure military relay platform.
Liftoff of the first Ariane 5 in 2010 – which will carry the dual civilian and military satellite payload of ASTRA 3B and COMSATBw-2 – is planned for the evening of March 26 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. This mission will be the 194th flight of an Ariane family launch vehicle, and the 50th for an Ariane 5.
During a meeting held today in Evry, France, the Arianespace Board of Directors decided to provide resources needed for the company’s further development as a launch services leader. Arianespace’s order book now stands at 4.3 billion euros – an all-time record – and includes 33 satellites to be launched into geostationary orbit; six Ariane 5 missions with the Automated Transfer Vehicle (to service the International Space Station); and 17 Soyuz launches.
Arianespace’s participation at Satellite 2010 included its sponsorship of an evening reception to honor the industry’s executive of the year, as named by Via Satellite magazine. Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall, who was the 2005 Satellite Executive of the Year, introduced Shaper during remarks at the evening’s reception.