Author Topic: Ariane 5 ECA (VA237) - ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B, June 1, 2017  (Read 2868 times)

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The Eutelsat 172B satellite
« Last Edit: 04/27/2017 12:17 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Eutelsat 172B stuck at Cayenne airport due to strikes

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/846299699917344768

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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 1m1 minute ago

Interesting, the Antonov that had Eutelsat 172B inside at #Cayenne has left yesterday,no word on where the S/C is currently... #VA237 #CSG

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/847053771016486912

Eidt to add:

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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 16m16 minutes ago

@DutchSpace It landed in Suriname, Zanderij, PBM

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/847054588884672512
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I guess the flight to Suriname was to refuel?

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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 18s18 seconds ago

Update on @Eutelsat_SA Eutelsat 172B planned for #VA237 has flow back to @AirbusSpace Toulouse after being stuck in #Cayenne HT @urskaelin

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VA237, June 1, 2017: an Ariane 5 ECA launcher will orbit ViaSat-2 and E172B for the operators ViaSat and Eutelsat.
http://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-announces-dates-for-flights-vs17-and-va237-confirms-its-goal-of-12-launches-in-2017-from-french-guiana/

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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 2m2 minutes ago

This S/C likes airmiles, first flying back to Europe after being stuck in #Cayenne due to strikes, it's back at #CSG Eutelsat 172B #VA237

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/857938374635794432

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Using Gunter's Space Page as a source, the total mass of both ViaSat 2 and Eutelsat 172B is 9,900 kilograms; the former is 6,400 kilograms while the latter is 3,500 kilograms.

What I'm implying is that this satellite duo will be the heaviest ever launched on an Ariane 5, if you exclude the adapters and Sylda DPAF.
« Last Edit: 05/05/2017 04:03 PM by ZachS09 »
"Falcon 9 has landed. Landing operators, move into Procedure 11.100 on Recovery Net."

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Nice to finally see @Eutelsat_SA 172B inside S5C at #CSG for launch prep on #Ariane5 #VA237

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/861580275326779393

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Cross-posting for launch time:

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DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 22s23 seconds ago

Some #CSG updates: #VA237 planned for 01/06/2017 at 20:45 local #VA238 planned for 28/06/2017 at 18:20 local

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/864409095276834816

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Ariane 5 for Flight VA237 is transferred to the Spaceportís Final Assembly Building. Flight VA237. Viasat-2 and Eutelsat E172B

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Has the viasat-2 arrived? if not, it's going to miss it's ride :)

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Yes it has arrived.

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ArianeSpace release about the parallel processing of this launch with VA238 is posted at:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40756.msg1681608#msg1681608

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VA 237 launch sticker

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Logos have been put on the VA 237 rocket fairing
source: CSG facebook

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