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Arianespace launch schedule
« on: 01/11/2007 10:27 PM »
According to the latest Arianespace press-release: "As announced (...) by Arianespace CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall, the company foresees launching six Ariane 5s in 2007,..."

The payloads for 2007:

*Ariane-5ECA - Skynet-5A; Insat-4B
Ariane-5? - Star One C-1
Ariane-5? - Team Encounter F-1; SPACETECH-06 ST-06
*Ariane-5ECA - Astra-1L; Galaxy-17
Ariane-5? - Microscope; Amsat Phase-3E Express
Ariane-5GS - BSAT-3a
*Ariane-5ESV - ATV-1 'Jules Verne'
Ariane-5GS - Afristar-2 (Worldstar-3)
Ariane-5GS - Skynet-5B
Ariane-5? - AirTV-1
*Ariane-5GS - KEO
Ariane-5GS - Star One C-2
Ariane-5? - Sicral
Ariane-5? - TerreStar-1

Well, obviously some of this payloads may be delayed to 2008. Anyone can help in knowing which payloads are going to be launch this year, in what combinations and in what kind of Ariane. I think that the ones with * are correct (but that doesn't mean that are going to be launched this year).

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #1 on: 01/11/2007 11:16 PM »
Well, we can surley eliminate some payloads from this list:

- Microscope -> 2010 (http://www.cnes.fr/web/2847-microscope.php)
- ST-6 was a integrated payload in TacSat 2
- Team Encounter Solar sail seems to be pretty dead - nothin heared from it for some years, website also gone for a long time


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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #2 on: 01/12/2007 08:02 AM »
There's no money for Afristar 2 and AirTV never went beyond the drawing board.

I don't expect KEO to fly either, and I'm pessimistic for the AmSat in the near future.

The first four flights of 2007 are already pretty well identified:

Late Feb. - Ariane 5ECA - Skynet 5A + Insat 4B
April - Ariane 5ESA - Astra 1L + Galaxy 17
May/June - Ariane 5GS - Star One C1 + BSAT-3a
July - Ariane 5ES - ATV-1 "Jules Verne"

I'll let you guess for the remaining two.
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2007 08:58 AM »
Does anyone know, how many Ariane-5GS are left to be launched?


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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #4 on: 01/12/2007 11:02 AM »
I guess at least three (526, 530, 532).

I know that there are two GS in 2007. The next one should be 526. 526 must be flown before 528 to perform the engine reignition test to prepare ATV launch. 528 is the ES-ATV.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #5 on: 01/12/2007 02:46 PM »
I thought three, but Monday Jean-Yves said four...
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #6 on: 01/12/2007 03:41 PM »
526 is from the previous batch, if there are four, that means one in the previous batch and three in the PA batch.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #7 on: 01/14/2007 08:11 PM »
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Space Lizard - 12/1/2007  2:45 AM

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The first four flights of 2007 are already pretty well identified:

Late Feb. - Ariane 5ECA - Skynet 5A + Insat 4B
April - Ariane 5ESA - Astra 1L + Galaxy 17
May/June - Ariane 5GS - Star One C1 + BSAT-3a
July - Ariane 5ES - ATV-1 "Jules Verne"

I'll let you guess for the remaining two.

Hummm, what about?

???? - Ariane-5ECA - Skynet-5B + Sicral-2
???? - Ariane-5ECA - Star One C-2 + TerreStar-1

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #8 on: 01/15/2007 06:40 AM »
Apparently, TerreStar 1 will go alone on an Ariane 5GS by early 2008.
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #9 on: 01/15/2007 03:33 PM »
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Space Lizard - 15/1/2007  8:23 AM

Apparently, TerreStar 1 will go alone on an Ariane 5GS by early 2008.

Are you sure? I thought, Terrestar with a reported launch weight of 6700 kg is above the performance of the Ariane-5GS (6600 kg for a single payload)


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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #10 on: 02/13/2007 03:04 PM »
With TerreStar going on a GS in 2008, does that mean that Ariane would only launch 5 times in 07?  

They may have offloaded fuel to fit on the GS.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #11 on: 02/14/2007 11:53 AM »
The new planing for Arianespace includes 6 Ariane 5 launch for 2006

V175 on march AR535 ECA with Skynet 5A (4700 kg) & Insat 4B (2500 kg)

V176 on may AR536 ECA with Astra 1L (4200 kg) & Galaxy 17 (4100 kg)

V177 on june AR527 GS Star One C1 (4108 kg) & BSat 3a (1970 kg), maybe the engine reignition test to prepare ATV launch

V178 on july, AR528 EVS ATV
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #12 on: 02/14/2007 12:34 PM »
Thanks for this information. What do you think are the probabilities of a ATV delay to 2008?

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #13 on: 02/17/2007 09:35 AM »
I belive yes ! but they are two other windows in september and november
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #14 on: 02/17/2007 09:54 AM »
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Satori - 14/2/2007  8:34 AM

Thanks for this information. What do you think are the probabilities of a ATV delay to 2008?

July is still a go for Jules Verne as far as I have heard. Delays are more likely to occur from problems/delays of shuttle launches than from problems with Ariane/ATV.

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RE: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #15 on: 02/18/2007 01:57 PM »

Some new information about the future (predicted) launch rate of Arianespace:

Arianespace and Astrium sign agreement on Ariane 5 production increase

February 15, 2007

Arianespace and Astrium Space Transportation have decided to increase the Ariane 5 production rate, with the company's two top executives confirming the output ramp-up by signing a declaration today in Bremen, Germany.

[...]

The agreement puts in place the investments needed to supply seven Ariane 5 ECA launchers per year, beginning in February 2008. It also provides the possibility to perform an additional mission annually in a specific Ariane 5 version – for instance to orbit the large Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which is to service the International Space Station.

http://www.arianespace.com/site/news/feature_2007_02_15_index.html

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RE: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #16 on: 02/18/2007 05:35 PM »
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eeergo - 18/2/2007  9:57 AM

Some new information about the future (predicted) launch rate of Arianespace:

Arianespace and Astrium sign agreement on Ariane 5 production increase

February 15, 2007

Arianespace and Astrium Space Transportation have decided to increase the Ariane 5 production rate, with the company's two top executives confirming the output ramp-up by signing a declaration today in Bremen, Germany.

[...]

The agreement puts in place the investments needed to supply seven Ariane 5 ECA launchers per year, beginning in February 2008. It also provides the possibility to perform an additional mission annually in a specific Ariane 5 version – for instance to orbit the large Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which is to service the International Space Station.

http://www.arianespace.com/site/news/feature_2007_02_15_index.html


That might bring the launch rate from Kourou to about 12+ annually together with Soyuz and Vega in the 2008+ timeframe. I hope they are keeping up with the great mission coverage even with this high flight rate.

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RE: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #17 on: 03/16/2007 04:19 PM »

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RE: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #18 on: 04/02/2007 11:53 AM »
Two satellites from the Zenit manifest are now scheduled for an Ariane 5 launch: Horizons 2 and Intelsat 11.

The following launch sequence seems to be reasonable:

Astra 1-F and Galaxy 17 on an Ariane 5ECA on May 03
B-sat 3-A and Spaceway 3 on an Ariane 5ECA on August 18
Horizons 2 and Intelsat 11 on an Ariane 5GS in September
ATV-1 Jules Verne on an Ariane 5ES in November
Terrestar 1 on either an Ariane 5GS or including a second pessenger on an Ariane 5ECA in December

There are no additional payloads at the moment, but may emerge in the second or third quarter of 2007.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #19 on: 04/02/2007 02:44 PM »
I thought that TerreStar-1 was to be launched in 2008. And what about the Star One C satellites?