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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1220 on: 07/06/2017 03:45 PM »
Why is Webb more important??? I think ESA will think otherwise....

I don't see why a telescope that many astronomers have been waiting ages for should be further delayed for an unnecessary delay like a schedule clash. I suspect there will be more than a few Americans questioning again the whole business of having ESA launch the Webb when this scheduling conflict becomes more widely known.

One might ask why ESA allowed this scheduling conflict to arise in the first place.

If Bepi Colombo misses its planetary launch window, it will have to be put into storage for a longer time, which might cause considerable costs. Launch windows for Webb come more often. Assuming both are ready at the time, i think, BepiColombo will get the preference for the launch slot.

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Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1221 on: 07/06/2017 03:49 PM »
Why is Webb more important??? I think ESA will think otherwise....

I don't see why a telescope that many astronomers have been waiting ages for should be further delayed for an unnecessary delay like a schedule clash. I suspect there will be more than a few Americans questioning again the whole business of having ESA launch the Webb when this scheduling conflict becomes more widely known.

One might ask why ESA allowed this scheduling conflict to arise in the first place.

If Bepi Colombo misses its planetary launch window, it will have to be put into storage for a longer time, which might cause considerable costs. Launch windows for Webb come more often. Assuming both are ready at the time, i think, BepiColombo will get the preference for the launch slot.

And I can imagine the reaction by some if that happens that it's purely political that the European payload is picked over the US one. Plus you don't think that delaying Webb isn't going to cost money. If does I feel ESA should pick up the entire bill for it.

The fact that this has even occurred doesn't say much for ESA's ability to manage their payload flow as the conflict should have never arisen in the first place. It will probably also ensure that no such US payload is entrusted to them in future.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1222 on: 07/06/2017 04:02 PM »
Bepi has a planetary launch window of just 8 weeks. That is much more important and would cost more if delayed more... then a telescope that can launch any other day.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1223 on: 07/06/2017 04:17 PM »
People calm down.
If I'm not mistaken, Arianespace can launch two Ariane 5 launches within a month, possibly even two weeks.
They have two launch tables, a launcher preparation building (BIF) and a Payload intergation building (BAF).
If they have the second launcher prepared (build-up) at the beginning of the first launch. They only have to move the 2th launcher to the BAF, mate the payload (already prepared) and do final checks.

https://twitter.com/BepiColombo/status/882895245951860736

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BepiColombo‏ @BepiColombo
#BepiColombo launch window is ~8 weeks, starting 5 Oct 2018

Again don't worry.
Before and after these two launches Ariane 5 can't launch for about a month, if I'm not mistaken.
« Last Edit: 07/06/2017 04:18 PM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1224 on: 07/06/2017 04:20 PM »
People calm down.
If I'm not mistaken, Arianespace can launch two Ariane 5 launches within a month, possibly even two weeks.
They have two launch tables, a launcher preparation building (BIF) and a Payload intergation building (BAF).
If they have the second launcher prepared (build-up) at the beginning of the first launch. They only have to move the 2th launcher to the BAF, mate the payload (already prepared) and do final checks.

https://twitter.com/BepiColombo/status/882895245951860736

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BepiColombo‏ @BepiColombo
#BepiColombo launch window is ~8 weeks, starting 5 Oct 2018

Again don't worry.
Before and after these two launches Ariane 5 can't launch for about a month, if I'm not mistaken.
Thank you for the clarification as the Tweets posted above were seemingly misleading in this regard.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1225 on: 07/08/2017 06:30 PM »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1226 on: 07/09/2017 11:17 AM »
MetOP-C will be launched by a soyuz rocket.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1227 on: 07/09/2017 03:50 PM »
MetOP-C will be launched by a soyuz rocket.
Already exists:

2018
October - MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1228 on: 07/12/2017 02:35 AM »
Re: Potentially overlapping launch windows for BepiColombo and JWST in October 2018,
from BepiColombo Mercury mission tested for journey into ‘pizza oven’, dated July 10
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Arianespace officials will meet with managers from both projects in September to determine which high-profile science mission will go first.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1229 on: 07/17/2017 11:02 AM »
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Mission swaps at #CSG Ariane5 #VA240 is now #Galileo in December, the ex VA240 is renamed to #VA241 and moves to next year

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1230 on: 07/17/2017 08:22 PM »
Gunter Krebs‏ @Skyrocket71
Does the VA241 (ex VA240) keep the HYLAS-4 and Al Yah 3 payloads or does this also change?

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1231 on: 07/17/2017 08:45 PM »
Launched:

2017:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

01 - January 28 - Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS16) - Kourou ELS - 01:03:34.428
02 - February 14 - Intelsat 32e (SkyBrasil-1) [EpicNG], Telkom-3S - Ariane 5 ECA (VA235) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:39:07
03 - March 7 - Sentinel-2B - Vega (VV09) - Kourou ZLV -  01:49:24
04 - May 4 - SGDC 1, Koreasat-7 (Mugungwa 7) - Ariane 5 ECA (VA236) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:50:07
05 - May 18 - SES-15 - Soyuz-ST-A/Fregat-M (VS17) - Kourou ELS - 11:54:53.193
06 - June 1 - ViaSat-2, EUTELSAT 172B - Ariane 5 ECA (VA237) - Kourou ELA-3 - 23:45
07 - June 28 - Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN (HS3-IS/Europasat), GSAT-17 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA238) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:15:07

Planned launches

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2017

August 2 - OPTSAT-3000 (SHALOM), Venµs (VENUS),  SAMSON 1/2/3 - Vega (VV10) - Kourou ZLV - 01:58:33
August 31  September 1 - Intelsat 37e, BSat-4a - Ariane 5 ECA (VA239) - Kourou ELA-3
NET September  November 8 - MN35-13 (Morocco EO Sat 1) - Vega (VV11) - Kourou ZLV ~01:00
October 18 - Hylas 4, Al Yah 3 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA240) - Kourou ELA-3
December - Galileo-FOC FM15 (Nicole), Galileo-FOC FM16 (Zofia), Galileo-FOC FM17 (Alexandre), Galileo-FOC FM18 (Irina) - Ariane 5-ES (VA240) - Kourou ELA-3

piggybacked:
TBD - ESEO (FUNcube 4) - Vega (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - VNREDSat-1b - Vega - Kourou ZLV

2018
January 20 - ADM-Aeolus - Vega (VV11) - Kourou ZLV
early - SES-12, Intelsat 38 (Azerspace-2) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
early - O3b (x4 sats) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
NET March - DSN-1 (Superbird-8) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or NLT September)
NET Q1 - SES-12 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q1 - Hylas 4 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q1 - Al Yah 3 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q1 - Intelsat 38 (Azerspace-2) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q1 - Hellas-Sat-4 (SaudiGeoSat-1) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
H1 - GSAT-11 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or November (TBD) 2017)
May - GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK2A, Cheollian 2A) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
Q2 - CSO 1 (Composante Spatiale Optique-1) - Soyuz ST/Fregat - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
midyear - OneWeb smallsat (x10) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
midyear - PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) - Vega - Kourou ZLV
Q3 - EUTELSAT 7C - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
H2 - EDRS-C (Hylas 3) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
H2 - Intelsat 39 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET October 5 - BepiColombo - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or NLT November 31)
October 15 - JWST - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
October - MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS
late - Horizons 3e - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or H2)
late - Small Spacecraft Mission - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM19 (Tara), Galileo-FOC FM20 (Samuel), Galileo-FOC FM21 (Anna), Galileo-FOC FM22 (Ellen) - Ariane 5-ES - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Morocco EO Sat 2 - Vega - Kourou ZLV

piggybacked:
Q2 - TARANIS (Tool for the Analysis of RAdiation from lightNIng and Sprites) - Vega - Kourou ZLV

2019
March - Seosat (Ingenio) - Vega - Kourou ZLV
March - GEO-KOMPSAT-2B (GK2B, Cheollian 2B) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
H1 - CSG-1 (COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation-1), CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or December 2018)
midyear - CSG-2 (COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation-2) - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV
midyear - inaugural flight - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV
August - EarthCARE  - Vega C/ Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou
late - ViaSat-3 Americas - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon Heavy)
late - O3b (x4 sats) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
late - PROBA 3 Coronagraph, PROBA 3 Occulter - Vega (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - JCSat-17 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - African Broadband Satellite (Thales High Throughput) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - OneWeb smallsat (x32) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or 2020)
TBD - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or 2020)
TBD - OpSIS - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Falcon Eye 1 - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Falcon Eye 2 - Vega - Kourou ZLV

2020
January 31 - Euclid - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat MT - Kourou ELS (or December)
early - CERES (x3) - Vega-С - Kourou ZLV
May - Jason-CS A (Sentinel-6A) - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (or midyear)
midyear - ViaSat 3 EMEA - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon Heavy)
July 16 - inaugural flight - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
late - Airbus VHR sat-1, Airbus VHR sat-2 - Vega-С - Kourou ZLV
December - MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - ViaSat 3 Asia - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD -  Arsat 3 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM23, Galileo-FOC FM24 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM25, Galileo-FOC FM26 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - MicroCarb - Vega-C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Space Rider flight 1 - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Seosat-Ingenio-2 - TBD - Kourou

2021
Q2 - MetOp-SG A1 (EPS-SG-a, Sentinel-5A) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS (or June) (or Falcon 9)
TBD - Comsat NG 1 (Syracuse 4A) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or 2020)
TBD - CNES/UAE Mars mission - TBD - Kourou
TBD - BIOMASS - TBD - Kourou
TBD - CSO 2 (Composante Spatiale Optique-2) - Soyuz ST/Fregat - Kourou ELS
TBD - inaugural flight - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Airbus VHR sat-3, Airbus VHR sat-4 - Vega-С - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 5 ECA/Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-3/ELA-4
TBD - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV

piggybacked:
December - MERLIN (MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN) - Vega-C/Soyuz  (TBD) - Kourou (or Q4)

2022
Q1 - MTG-S1 (Sentinel-4A) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
June - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
December - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS (or Falcon 9)
TBD - Comsat NG 2 (Syracuse 4B) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - FLEX (Fluorescence Explorer satellite) - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CryoSat FO - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Moon’s south pole samples return mission - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV

2023
Q2 - Sentinel-1C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - Space Rider flight 4 - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV

2024
Q2 - Sentinel-2C - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV
December - MTG-I2 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Space Rider flight 5 - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV

2025
early - Sentinel-3C - Vega-C - Kourou ZLV
early - Sentinel-7A - TBD - Kourou
Q2 - Sentinel-1D - TBD - Kourou
Q2 - Jason-CS B (Sentinel-6B) - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
midyear - Sentinel-9 - TBD - Kourou
midyear - Sentinel-10 - TBD - Kourou
Q4 - Sentinel-8 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ARIEL (M4 mission candidate) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - THOR (M4 mission candidate) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - XIPE (M4 mission candidate) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ESA Earth Explorer-9 - TBD - Kourou

2026
late - Sentinel-3D - TBD - Kourou
TBD - PLATO - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS

2027
Q4  - Sentinel-2D - TBD - Kourou

2028
January - ATHENA+ - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
early - Sentinel-7B - TBD - Kourou
June - MetOp-SG A2 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
December - MTG-I3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2029
July - MTG-S2 (Sentinel-4B) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or December 2030)
December - MetOp-SG B2 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2030
late - Sentinel-7C - TBD - Kourou

2032
December - MTG-I4 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2034
TBD - eLISA (NGO) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2029)

2035
June - MetOp-SG A3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2036
December - MetOp-SG B3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

Unclear:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

NLT 2020 - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - TBD - Kourou
NLT 2020 - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - TBD - Kourou
NET 2020 - GO-3S - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET 2020 - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
NET 2020 - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
NET 2020 - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
NET 2020 - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
NET 2020 - OneWeb smallsat (x32-36) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or Baikonur)
NET 2021 - OneWeb smallsat (xTBD) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
NET 2021 - OneWeb smallsat (xTBD) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
NET 2021 - OneWeb smallsat (xTBD) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
2021-2022 - Dream Chaser - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET 2022 - THR NG - TBD - Kourou
early 2020s - Pléiades FO 1 - TBD - Kourou
early 2020s - Pléiades FO 2 - TBD - Kourou
2024 (TBD) - CarbonSat - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
2026 (TBD) - Jason-CS Follow-on A - Vega-C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
NET 2028 - Sentinel-1A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-2A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-3A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
2029-2030 - M5 mission - TBD - Kourou
2031 - M6 mission - TBD - Kourou ELS
2030's - test flight - Ariane Next (Ariane 7) - Kourou
TBD - CSO 3 (Composante Spatiale Optique-3) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT TBD  - Kourou ELS
TBD - Sentinel-1B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-1C 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-2B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-3B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-5B - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-5C - TBD - Kourou
TBD - GOCE-FO - TBD - Kourou

Changes on July 17th
Changes on July 18th
Changes on July 20th
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #1232 on: 07/18/2017 06:52 PM »
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More #CSG updates: #Ariane5 #VA239 moves 1 day to 1st of September, #Vega #VV11 is planned for November.

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/887383797272113152