The first four satellites to serve O3b Networks in providing emerging market connectivity worldwide have entered their checkout phase at the Spaceport, readying them for a June flight on Arianespace’s fifth mission from French Guiana with its medium-lift Soyuz launcher.
The Spaceport is operating to the rhythm of Arianespace’s launcher family, with four parallel mission campaigns now underway in French Guiana for the heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega vehicles.
The initial four O3b spacecraft to be launched by Arianespace on Soyuz have arrived in French Guiana, taking the global satellite operator one step closer to its goal of deploying a next-generation network that provides emerging market customers with access to fast, flexible and affordable connectivity.
To carry out additional checks on the mobile gantry system used on the Vega launch complex (SLV), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianespace have decided to postpone the Vega launch VV02 for 24 hours. It was originally scheduled for the night of May 2 to 3.
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The 1,803rd flight of a Soyuz launch vehicle was performed on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 14:12 Moscow time (12:12 Paris time).
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The lightweight Vega marked its latest step toward a planned May 2 launch as the basic build-up of this latest member in Arianespace’s launcher family is now complete in French Guiana following the integration of a three-satellite payload.
The 1,802nd flight of a Soyuz launch vehicle was performed on Friday, 19 April 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 14:00 Moscow time (12:00 Paris time).