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Triple success for Arianespace

An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched three satellites into geostationary transfer orbit on August 15th. The rocket lifted off from French Guiana at 6.04pm Eastern time – after a 34-minute delay for weather to clear – and over the next 47 minutes deployed its three passengers. Arianespace’s CEO Stéphane Israël said this was the heaviest […]

August 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

Bad weather hits Ariane triple launch

Arianespace has delayed its planned launch of 3 satellites on a single Ariane-5 rocket on August 14th, blaming bad weather. Arianespace says it is hoping that the weather conditions will have eased by August 15th. Timings are: Between 5:33 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Washington, D.C. time, Between 6:33 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Kourou, French Guiana […]

August 14, 2020

Arianespace confirms triple launch is go

Arianespace has confirmed that it will launch three satellites on a single Ariane-5 rocket on August 14th, subject to the usual weather conditions. Arianespace says its Flight VA253 – which will utilise an increased-lift Ariane 5 version – is a go for launch following an additional Launch Readiness Review (LRR) performed in French Guiana. This […]

August 13, 2020By Chris Forrester

Ariane triple launch now August 14

Arianespace plans on returning to its launch schedule on August 14th by taking 3 important satellites into orbit. Its former planned launch was scrubbed because of problems with a main cryogenic stage sensor which has been replaced. As this is written there is a possibility that the launch could take place on August 13th. “The […]

August 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

Ariane’s triple launch on hold

A planned July 31st launch of an Ariane 5 rocket carrying three important communication satellites was cancelled with less than two minutes to launch. The launch should have happened at 5.29pm French Guiana time. The problem was related to “unexpected behaviour” in the rocket’s main cryogenic stage and efforts to restart the countdown within the […]

August 3, 2020By Chris Forrester