Category Archives: Ariane 5

The Misguided Ariane 5 Launch

On January 25, 2018, the Ariane 5 rocket took an unexpected route as those on the ground tried to figure out why they lost contact it. It was later confirmed that the wrong coordinates had been entered into the system. Two telecommunications satellites were on the flight. The rocket, however, made it into orbit. The…
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Ariane 5 delivers to orbit next four Galileo satellites

Today Arianespace launched from Guiana Space Center as 11th launch vehicle in 2017 Ariane 5 with ESA payload. Rocket delivered to orbit another four navigational satellites for ESA Galileo program. Galileo-19, Galileo-20, Galileo-21 and Galileo-22 will support constellation of 14 satellites operating as space part of navigational satellite system Galileo. Each weighing 733 kg satellites was made by OHB-System…
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VA239 – launch of Ariane 5 with Intelsat-37e & BSAT-4a aborted

Planned for September 5, 2017, launch of Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites under the payload fairing was aborted seconds before liftoff. This should be ordinary mission of Ariane 5 performed from Guiana Space Center - well prepared, perfectly conducted and just like 84 previous missions finished with success. Nothing seemed that Arianespace…
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Ariane 5 delivers to GTO orbit two communications satellites.

Arianespace delivered to orbit during VA237 mission two communications satellites from Guiana Space Center. During sixth flight in 2017 and third with Ariane 5 this year, Arianespace marked its another success and strengthened its image of the Company as one of the most reliable launch service providers in history. It is second launch delayed and…
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Ariane 5 delivers to orbit two communications satellites during VA236 mission

Arianespace managed to return to flights after lasting for over month break caused by strikes in French Guiana. Yesterday in the evening Ariane 5 delivered two communications satellites after flawless flight. Weeks of strikes finally finished with agreement signed by representatives of main unions and French government which opened the door for resuming most of commercial…
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Three delayed missions by Arianespace already with new dates

After lasting for a month strikes in French Guiana, Arianespace suffered for delays in their launch schedule. Three missions planned for last weeks were postponed and Company was forced to launch them in May and June. Now we know precise dates of following three launches from Guiana Space Center. Five satellites in during three flights in…
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VA233 finished – 6th flight of Ariane 5 ES finished with success !

Today in the morning hours one of the less known version of Ariane 5 was launched. Version known as "ES" was launched for the sixth time from Guiana Space Center, this time with four Galileo navigational satellites: FM-14, FM-15, FM16 and FM-17. It was last mission under Galileo program this year and one from last…
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