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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #20 on: 09/07/2017 02:53 PM »
Last Galileo leaves ESA’s Test Centre

4 September 2017
The last of 22 Galileo satellites has departed ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands – concluding the single longest and largest scale test campaign in the establishment’s history.

Cocooned in a protective container for its journey – equipped with air conditioning, temperature control and shock absorbers – the final Galileo satellite left the establishment by lorry on 24 August.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Last_Galileo_leaves_ESA_s_Test_Centre

Doesn't the last satellite mean FOC FM22? I think FOC FM22 will not launched in this mission.
There are some FOC's that do not yet have an assigned rocket yet.

They are all assigned, 2x A5's
So you are saying these are also assigned:
per NSF Arianespace Schedule:
2020:
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM23, Galileo-FOC FM24 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM25, Galileo-FOC FM26 - TBD - Kourou

I meant FM's that actually excist ;-)

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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #21 on: 09/14/2017 07:42 AM »
September 13, 2017

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s next Galileo mission arrives at the Spaceport

Elements for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission in December have been delivered to the Spaceport in French Guiana for the heavy-lift launcher’s second flight at the service of Europe’s Galileo global satellite navigation system.

These components arrived this month in French Guiana aboard the MN Colibri, which is one of two sea-going roll-on/roll-off ships that transport launcher hardware from Europe to the South American launch site for Arianespace’s family of launch vehicles.

The year-end launch will orbit four more Galileo spacecraft, to be deployed into medium Earth orbit from a dispenser system on the Ariane 5 ES launcher version equipped with a re-ignitable upper stage. Galileo is designed to provide a new European global satellite navigation system with precision positioning services under civilian control.

A December liftoff for Ariane 5 and its Galileo satellites

Designated Flight VA240 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, the mission is targeted for December 12. As the latest mission carrying Galileo satellites, Flight VA240 is to be performed on behalf of the European Commission under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Galileo is funded by the European Union, with overall responsibility for management and implementation held by the European Commission. ESA is assigned design and development of the new generation of systems and infrastructure.

Arianespace already has launched 18 Galileo spacecraft, with four being orbited on a previous Ariane 5 mission (Flight VA233 in November 2016), and the others lofted by seven medium-lift Soyuz vehicles carrying two satellites each.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/ariane-5-arrives-in-french-guiana/

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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #22 on: 09/19/2017 01:00 PM »
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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 9m9 minutes ago

Something has arrived.... #CSG #VA240 #Galileo

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/910123675042631682

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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #23 on: 09/20/2017 02:11 PM »
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Special delivery! 2 of the 4 #Galileo satellites for launch on #Ariane5 Flight #VA240 have arrived in French Guiana @EU_Commission @esa #OHB

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/910505875751792640
« Last Edit: 09/20/2017 02:11 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Cross-post from the VA239 thread:
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Ariane 5   September 28, 2017

Galileo satellites are readied for Flight VA240 in December

In other activity at the Spaceport, the first two satellites for Arianespace’s Flight VA240 with Ariane 5 have begun their checkout. Targeted for a liftoff on December 12 carrying a quartet of Galileo navigation spacecraft, this mission will be performed on behalf of the European Commission under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Arianespace already has launched 18 Galileo spacecraft, with four being deployed into medium Earth orbits on a previous Ariane 5 mission (Flight VA233 in November 2016), and the others lofted by seven medium-lift Soyuz vehicles carrying two satellites each.

Galileo is designed to provide a European global satellite navigation system with precision positioning services under civilian control.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/ariane-5-mission-preps/
« Last Edit: 09/29/2017 02:11 AM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #25 on: 10/18/2017 09:07 AM »
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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 5h5 hours ago

Something arrived.... part 2, in a Boeing 747-800 no less, #Galileo #VA240 #Ariane5 #CSG #Kourou #Cayenne

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/920495857329459201

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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #26 on: 10/18/2017 02:57 PM »
Confirmation all spacecraft have arrived:

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Stéphane Israël‏ @arianespaceceo 9m9 minutes ago

All 4 #Galileo spacecraft for #Ariane5 Flight #VA240 are in French Guiana following today’s 2-satellite delivery @EU_Commission @esa #OHB

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/920662618771197952

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