The two passengers carried on Arianespace’s August 29 success with Ariane 5 – EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 – were placed into a highly accurate geostationary transfer orbit by the heavy-lift launcher, preparing these spacecraft for their useful operational lifetimes.
Today marked another mission accomplished for Arianespace’s heavy-lift workhorse as it deployed the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 spacecraft from the Spaceport in French Guiana – on what is the 57th consecutive success for Ariane 5.
Arianespace’s mission with a dual-satellite payload of EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 is now underway following the fourth liftoff of an Ariane 5 launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in 2013.
The final countdown has begun for today’s Arianespace Ariane 5 mission from the Spaceport, which is to orbit a dual-passenger payload consisting of the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 satellites.
Europe’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is getting its first glimpse of the Spaceport where payload preparations have commenced for this spacecraft’s launch on an Arianespace Soyuz mission later in 2013.
Arianespace’s mission with the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 satellites is on track for liftoff tomorrow following the workhorse Ariane 5’s rollout to the ELA-3 launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
Arianespace’s fourth Ariane 5 mission of 2013 has been approved for liftoff on Thursday with two communications satellites to provide relay coverage over the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, along with the Indian land mass.
The finishing touches are being completed for Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission from French Guiana this Thursday, with the logos of its EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 passengers now affixed to the launcher’s payload fairing.
Europe’s Gaia “star-mapper” has arrived in French Guiana for an Arianespace Soyuz launch later this year on a mission to chart the locations and motions of a billion stars, while also opening opportunities in discovering new celestial objects in the hundreds of thousands.
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