Mexican government’s communications and transport administration, Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes, has awarded a contract to Arianespace to launch the country’s new Mexsat 3 telecommunications satellite.
A chapter in commercial launcher history is coming to a close as the Spaceport’s ELA-2 launch site – which hosted 119 missions of the Ariane 2, 3 and 4 vehicles during 17 years – undergoes a controlled dismantling in French Guiana.
Since the facilities at the Guiana Space Center are now available, Arianespace has decided to restart the launch chronology of Arianespace Flight VA204.
Telecommunications satellites for two key Arianespace customers were launched tonight on the company’s fifth Ariane 5 flight of 2011, extending the heavy-lift workhorse’s string of consecutive successes to 46.
MOL (LNG), subsidiary of leading Japanese multi-modal transport company MOL, enhances business and crew communications with KVH’s TracPhone V7 and global SATCOM service
The Trade Union of French Guiana Workers (UTG), has just started a strike action within the TELESPAZIO company. This action will make unavailable means of measurement in the Space Center which are absolutely necessary for the VA204 launch planned this Tuesday, September 20.
The 60th Ariane 5 launch vehicle has rolled out at the Spaceport for tomorrow night’s liftoff on a mission that will carry another of its dual-satellite payloads at the service of Arianespace’s international customer base.
Today’s launch readiness review for Arianespace’s fifth Ariane 5 launch of 2011 has given the green light for its September 20 liftoff on a mission that will orbit the Arabsat-5C and SES-2 satellites from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
The first Soyuz to be operated from French Guiana has begun the integration process, marking a major step toward Arianespace’s introduction of the workhorse medium-lift vehicle into its launcher family at the Spaceport.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianespace today announced the signature of a contract for the launch of the BepiColombo spacecraft, designed to explore the planet Mercury.