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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #40 on: 10/14/2007 04:09 PM »
Maybe this is a little to soon but, does anyone has any idea about the Arianespace launch schedule for 2008?

I think we have some esyablished launch dates for some payloads:

January 15 - Ariane-5ESV - ATV-1 'Jules Verne'
March 28 - Ariane-5ECA - VinaSat-1
July 31 - Ariane-5ECA - Herschell / Planck

From Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, here is a list of the satellites schedule for a 2008 launch (in color is the information from other sites):

For Ariane:

BADR 6 'Arabsat 4C' (Ariane-5ECA?; third quarter of 2008)
Amsat Phase 3E Express
ProtoStar 1 (Ariane-5ECA; first half of 2008)
Superbird 7 (Ariane-5ECA; second quarter of 2008)
AMC-21 (Ariane-5ECA?; third quarter of 2008)
Star One C-2
Eutelsat W2M (Ariane-5ECA?; second quarter of 2008)
COMS 1
Astra 1M
TerreStar 1 (Ariane-5GS)
Turksat 3A (Ariane-5ECA; first quarter of 2008?)
Sicral 1B
Skynet 5C
Hot Bird 9 (ARiane-5ECA; second or third quarter of 2008)
Insat 4G 'GSat-8' (Ariane-5ECA; third quarter of 2008)

For Vega

Cubesats

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #41 on: 10/14/2007 06:37 PM »
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Satori - 14/10/2007  8:09 PM

January 15 - Ariane-5ESV - ATV-1 'Jules Verne'

The official launch date is NET January 31...

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #42 on: 10/22/2007 10:28 PM »
Türksat 3A is planning to be in service by April 2008. I wait launch in first quarter. Does anyone know sth. more?

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #43 on: 11/04/2007 10:04 AM »
According to http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/2008.html :

Superbird 7/Türksat 3A - January-March
Vinasat 1 - 28 March
ProtoStar 1/Badr 6/Astra 1M/AMC 21 - April-June
TerreStar-1 - August
Eutelsat W2M - September-December



Based on this and the information above, I would say:

Superbird 7/Türksat 3A - Late January/Early February
Vinasat 1 - 28 March
ProtoStar 1/Badr 6- Late April/Early May
Astra 1M/AMC 21 -  Late June
Herschell / Planck - 31 July
TerreStar-1 - Late August/Early September (GS)
Hot Bird 9/Eutelsat W2M - Late September/Early October
ATV - Late November/Early December


This is really just a guess, based on the fact that they were planning 8 launches, which satellites are scheduled to launch at around the same time, and approximate turn-around windows. There may be one more launch, in Early December, given that the ATV was scheduled for 2007 when they discussed 8 launches in 2008. Again, this is a guess, please don't take it too seriously

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #44 on: 11/04/2007 11:17 AM »
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Vinasat 1 - 28 March

ATV - Late November/Early December

Vinasat will need a launch partner, as it is much too small to go alone on an Ariane-5

ATV is stills scheduled for February 2008 (at least to our ISS schedule)


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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #45 on: 12/26/2007 08:30 PM »
Nothing scheduled to launch before the ATV next year. That is currently scheduled for NET 22 February. First Vega is scheduled for December.

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #46 on: 12/30/2007 11:29 AM »
According to Lyngsat page Sat One C2 satellite is scheduled for launch in February 2008. http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/2008.html

But the schedule is full now due to ATV-1 Jules Verne. How will they launch Star One C2 in February? Are there two Ariane 5 missions in February?

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #47 on: 12/30/2007 11:55 AM »
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According to Lyngsat page Sat One C2 satellite is scheduled for launch in February 2008. http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/2008.html

But the schedule is full now due to ATV-1 Jules Verne. How will they launch Star One C2 in February? Are there two Ariane 5 missions in February?

Unlikely. ATV is late Feb (currently 22nd) anyway, and they aren't launching anything before it. Lyngsat is probably out of date.

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #48 on: 01/01/2008 02:53 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 4/11/2007  5:04 AM

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Based on this and the information above, I would say:

Superbird 7/Türksat 3A - Late January/Early February
Vinasat 1 - 28 March
ProtoStar 1/Badr 6- Late April/Early May
Astra 1M/AMC 21 -  Late June
Herschell / Planck - 31 July
TerreStar-1 - Late August/Early September (GS)
Hot Bird 9/Eutelsat W2M - Late September/Early October
ATV - Late November/Early December


This is really just a guess, based on the fact that they were planning 8 launches, which satellites are scheduled to launch at around the same time, and approximate turn-around windows. There may be one more launch, in Early December, given that the ATV was scheduled for 2007 when they discussed 8 launches in 2008. Again, this is a guess, please don't take it too seriously

It's a guess but it can be a good guess. Do you want to work this schedule a little bit more? ATV is schedule for February.

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #49 on: 01/01/2008 03:08 PM »
BWB german military communication satellites (2) and Skynet 5-3 are planed for  year 2009?

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #50 on: 01/01/2008 03:28 PM »
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Satori - 1/1/2008  3:53 PM

It's a guess but it can be a good guess. Do you want to work this schedule a little bit more? ATV is schedule for February.

How about (speculation in italics):

Date - Satellite(s) - Configuration
22 February - ATV - ES
March? - Superbird 7/Türksat 3A - ECA
28 March - Vinasat-1/Star One C2 - ECA - or early April
April/May - ProtoStar-1/Badr-6 - ECA
[/i]June - Astra 1M/AMC 21 - ECA[/i]
31 July - Herschell/Planck - ECA
September - TerreStar-1/INSAT-4G - GS
November - Hot Bird 9/Eutelsat W2M - ECA
December - PW-Sat/Others - Vega



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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #51 on: 01/01/2008 04:27 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 1/1/2008  5:28 PM

How about (speculation in italics):

Date - Satellite(s) - Configuration
September - TerreStar-1/INSAT-4G - GS

Terrestar is booked to fly as the only passenger on a launch vehicle, not on a shared launch.


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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #52 on: 01/03/2008 05:27 PM »
I think Vinasat 1 is also out of date. They announced this date(28 March) in September 2007 and then they did not change it in fact the changes in Ariane launch schedule. In addition to a news in SES-Astra website Vinasat 1 will be launched in second quarter of 2008.

Star One C2 is shown in February because operator of satellite Embratel made an announcement before 2 weeks. (These are the words of C. Lyngemark - Lyngsat webmaster)

Türksat 3A will be launched in March. There is no other option due to capacity problems in Türksat satellite fleet.

It is possible for Star One C2/Türksat 3A to go on space together.

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Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #53 on: 01/03/2008 09:29 PM »
So based on that information:

Date - Satellite(s) - Configuration
22 February - ATV - ES
March - Türksat 3A/Star One C2 - ECA
April - Vinasat-1/Superbird 7 - ECA
May - ProtoStar-1/Badr-6 - ECA
June - Astra 1M/AMC 21 - ECA
31 July - Herschell/Planck - ECA
September - TerreStar-1/INSAT-4G - GS
November - Hot Bird 9/Eutelsat W2M - ECA
December - PW-Sat/Others - Vega

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #54 on: 01/04/2008 02:11 PM »
Astra 1M is not launching on an Ariane and Eutelsat W2M is scheduled for mid-2009.

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #55 on: 01/04/2008 05:12 PM »
Okay, I've replaced them with some other likely candidates from the Arianespace backlog.

Date - Satellite(s) - Configuration
22 February - ATV - ES
March - Türksat 3A/Star One C2 - ECA
April - Vinasat-1/Superbird 7 - ECA
May - ProtoStar-1/Badr-6 - ECA
June - Skynet-5C/AMC 21 - ECA
31 July - Herschell/Planck - ECA
September - TerreStar-1 - GS
November - Hot Bird 9/INSAT-4G - ECA
December - PW-Sat/Others - Vega

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #56 on: 01/05/2008 11:03 AM »
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Astra 1M is not launching on an Ariane and Eutelsat W2M is scheduled for mid-2009.

Is Astra 1M going with Proton?

Eutelsat W2M is scheduled for 3rd quarter of 2008. According to Eutelsat: http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/3_3-launch-schedule.html

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #57 on: 01/05/2008 07:00 PM »
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Is Astra 1M going with Proton?


Yes, I'm pretty sure they re-used the ASTRA 1L-contract they made with ILS in 2004 when 1L was re-scheduled on Ariane and launched in May 07.

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #58 on: 01/14/2008 07:32 AM »
The launch in March is StarOne C2 with Vinasat 1 on Ariane 5ECA

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #59 on: 01/14/2008 04:17 PM »
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Mighty-T - 14/1/2008  2:32 AM

The launch in March is StarOne C2 with Vinasat 1 on Ariane 5ECA

Is this your prediction? What is your source for this?