During a major shipping industry conference, KVH Executive Vice President Brent Bruun described the increasing need for broadband connectivity to support data-based applications onboard commercial vessels
The Soyuz mission with two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) spacecraft has entered its final countdown for today’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
With tonight’s Soyuz success that lofted two Galileo satellites from French Guiana, Arianespace once again has delivered on its primary mission to support European governments and institutions with independent, reliable and available access to space.
Authorization has been given for tomorrow’s Arianespace Soyuz launch from French Guiana, providing the “green light” for this medium-lift mission that will further expand Europe’s Galileo global navigation satellite system.
The next medium-lift Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now complete following the integration of its “upper composite” – which consists of two Galileo satellite passengers, their protective payload fairing and the Fregat upper stage.
“The COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th Edition” concludes that KVH mini-VSAT Broadband service has nearly double the number of vessels in service versus that of the nearest competitor
The Soyuz for Arianespace’s next medium-lift mission is in the launch zone at French Guiana, where it stands ready to receive the two spacecraft passengers that will join Europe’s Galileo global navigation satellite system.
The payload build-up has been completed in French Guiana for Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz mission on March 27, which is to orbit the third and fourth Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system.
The Galileo satellite passengers for Arianespace’s March 27 Soyuz flight from French Guiana are now ready for integration into the medium-lift launcher’s payload arrangement.
Arianespace and Airbus Defence and Space have reached an agreement for the launch of EDRS-C which is the second geostationary satellite of the SpaceDataHighway system. The launch is scheduled for first quarter in 2017.