Posts Tagged ‘Ariane 5’

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Ariane 5 ECA lofts Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A


Arianespace lofted another two more satellites into orbit – namely Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A - via their Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Saturday. Launch from the European Spaceport…

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ESA and CNES fire up POD-X to investigate solid motor oscillations


ESA’s Future Launchers Preparatory Program and France’s CNES space agency have test fired the Pressure Oscillation Demonstrator eXperimental (POD-X) motor at the French military procurement agency test site. The test…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches with ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus


Arianespace launched another two satellites into orbit – namely ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus - via their Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Thursday. Launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana…

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Ariane 5 launches with 25B/Es’hail-1 and GSAT-7


Arianespace have launched another two satellites into orbit – namely 25B/Es’hail-1 and GSAT-7 – via their Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Thursday. Launch from the European Spaceport in…

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Ariane 5 ECA successfully deploys Alphasat and Insat-3D


Arianespace have launched another two satellites - Alphasat and Insat-3D – via their Ariane 5 ECA rocket. Launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana was on schedule…

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Europe’s ATV heavy hauler launches on penultimate trip to ISS


The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 (ATV-4) spacecraft launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday at 9:52:11 PM GMT, atop an Ariane V booster…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches with Amazonas-3 and Azerspace-1


Arianespace have launched their first Ariane 5 of the year, lofting two satellites into orbit – Amazonas-3 and Azerspace-1 – from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana….

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Ariane 5 ECA launches Skynet 5D and Mexsat 3/Bicentenario


Arianespace launched their final Ariane 5 launch of the year by successfully lofting two satellites into orbit – Skynet 5D and Mexsat 3/Bicentenario – from the European Spaceport…

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ULA: Launch services customers class reliability as their main consideration


The ever-competitive launch services market has once again been thrown into the spotlight, with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk promoting the low cost of his vehicles, claiming Arianespace’s Ariane…

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Ariane 5 ECA conducts dual satellite launch from Kourou


Arianespace have launched their Ariane 5 ECA on another mission, lofting two satellites into orbit – namely Star One C3 & Eutelsat21B/W6A – from the European Spaceport in…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches ASTRA 2F and GSAT 10 satellites


Arianespace have launched their Ariane 5 ECA on another mission, again to loft two satellites into orbit – namely ASTRA 2F and GSAT 10 – from the European…

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Ariane 5 ECA successfully launches Intelsat 20 and Hylas 2


Arianespace have launched their Ariane 5 ECA on a mission to loft two satellites into orbit – Intelsat 20 and Hylas 2 – from the European Spaceport in…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches with MSG-3 and EchoStar XVII


Arianespace have launched their Ariane 5 ECA on a mission to loft two satellites into orbit – namely Meteosat Second Generation-3 (MSG-3) and EchoStar XVII. Launch from the…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 into orbit


Arianespace have returned their Ariane 5 ECA back into action on Tuesday, launching two more telecommunication satellites into orbit – namely JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2. Launch from the European…

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ATK announce Liberty KSC test flights, reveal crew spacecraft with MLAS


In a wide-ranging release of information, ATK have announced what is their complete crew transportation system. With the previously announced Liberty launch vehicle as the foundation, the company…

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Ariane 5 ECA launches with Arabsat-5C and SES-2


Arianespace have returned to action on Wednesday, as their Ariane 5 ECA launched two more telecommunication satellites into orbit – namely Arabsat-5C and SES-2. Launch from the European…

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Ariane 5 ECA finally launches with ASTRA 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R


Arianespace took it to the wire during their second attempt to launch two telecommunications satellites via their Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle on Saturday night, following a weather related…

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Ariane 5 ECA dual launch with ST-2 and GSAT-8


Arianespace have launched two telecommunications satellites via their Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle. The two passengers – ST-2 and GSAT-8 – are being lofted into their respective transfer…

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Ariane ECA launches with Yahsat 1A and Intelsat on second attempt


Arianespace have launched with Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn telecommunications satellites via the Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle on Friday, the same vehicle which suffered a rare…

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Ariane 5 ECA ends 2010 by launching Koreasat 6 and Hispasat 1E


Arianespace have concluded their sixth, and final, Ariane 5 ECA launch for 2010, as their workhorse vehicle launched with its dual passengers – Koreasat 6 and Hispasat 1E….