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Arianespace “fully reusable by 2030”

ArianeGroup Chief Executive André-Hubert Roussel has said the Ariane family of rocket launchers would be fully reusable starting by the end of this decade. His comments follow on from French Economics Minister Bruno Le Maire who has been highly critical of the Arianespace’s current use of non-reusable rockets, including the giant Ariane 5 and smaller […]

January 25, 2022

Arianespace revenues up 30%

Europe’s Arianespace has reported a 30 per cent increase in revenues for 2021 having complete 15 successful launches during the year. Arianespace says it saw revenues of €1.25 billion last year and says it will likely break-even in trading terms once the year’s accounts are complete. The launch company now operates from three spaceports: its […]

January 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mowry leaves Blue Origin for Voyager

Clayton Mowry has left Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin operation to join Voyager Space as Chief Revenue Officer. Mowry’s credentials include a 15-year spell at Arianespace as chairman and President of the US division. Most recently, he served as VP/Global Sales at Blue Origin where he led global sales, marketing and customer experience for […]

December 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Arianespace confirms new rocket debut in 2022

Arianespace’s much-needed new Ariane 6 rocket will be available for launches in 2022. Arianespace’s CEO Stéphane Israël, speaking at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris, told delegates that the giant rocket would make its full test flight in the second-half of 2022. He was not specific as to when. However, there would be […]

December 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is being built by Airbus Defence & Space and is due for launch in 2023. Optus 11 is a fully reconfigurable satellite and based on Airbus’s […]

November 18, 2021

SES-17 successfully launched

An Arianespace rocket has successfully launched SES’s latest satellite – its most comprehensive with almost 200 spot beams covering the Americas, the Caribbean and Atlantic. Launch was at 02.10am UTC on October 24th SES-17 is an all Ka-band craft and will eventually operate from the 67.1 degrees West slot and is primarily designed to serve […]

October 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES-17 launch delayed

The launch of SES-17 has been delayed. Arianespace says investigations are ongoing in order to identify a new launch date from its Kourou spaceport. The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and spacecraft SES-17 and fellow passenger SYRACUSE 4A are in stable and safe conditions on the launch pad, says Arianespace. SYRACUSE-4A is a military satellite for […]

October 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES talks SES-17 launch

SES is using Arianespace to launch its latest high-tech satellite on October 22nd. In anticipation of the launch, SES held a round table meeting with some of the key players in the preparation and build of the satellite. Herve Derrey, EVP Space at Thales Group, told delegates that the SES satellite was one of what […]

October 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb launch success continues

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb has confirmed its successful launch of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 358 satellites, over half of OneWeb’s entire 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity. Lift-off occurred on October 14th at 10:40am BST. […]

October 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Arianespace readies 36 OneWeb satellites for launch

A Soyuz rocket, operated by Arianespace, will launch 36 OneWeb satellites on October 14th from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome. They will be launched into a near-Polar orbit at a target height of 450 kms. Launch time is targeted for 6.40pm (local time). This flight will be the 61st for a Soyuz rocket and the 11th for […]

October 13, 2021By Chris Forrester