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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

Ariane’s triple launch ready

Arianespace says it has given the green light for the launch of three satellites. Arianespace carried out its regular ‘launch readiness review’ on July 30th, and in preparation for a launch on July 31st during a 46-minute launch window opening at 6:30pm local time in French Guiana. Arianespace confirmed that the Ariane 5 launch vehicle […]

July 31, 2020By Chris Forrester

Arianespace triple launch delayed

Arianespace was due to launch three satellites today, July 28th. The launch has been postponed. Arianespace, in a statement, said that it was conducting additional technical checks within the fairing of its Ariane 5 rocket.  They stress that the 3 satellite payloads are in stable and safe conditions. Sources suggest that the first practical date […]

July 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Arianespace ready to launch 3 satellites

Arianespace has confirmed that it will launch 3 geostationary satellites next week. The launch date/time is currently July 28th at 5.29pm local (French Guiana) time (21.29 UTC). The cargo manifest comprises 3 satellites: Japan’s BSAT-4b craft built by Maxar Technologies along with the Galaxy 30 satellite for Intelsat which will boost capacity for UHD television. […]

July 23, 2020By Chris Forrester