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Offline SIM city

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #20 on: 04/02/2007 08:10 PM »
You're missing Optus D2 and Skynet 5B in November/December

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RE: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #21 on: 04/03/2007 07:33 AM »
If Terrestar 1 will be launched in 2008, the final launch of 2007 may be Star One C1 or Optus D-2 in combination with Skynet 5-B. It was reported that there are some financial problems related with the launch of Star One C1 although this comsat is urgently needed to replace the aging Brasilsat B-1/B-2.

In respect to Optus D-2, this comsat was reported to be the first payload of the Soyuz 2 from Kourou. Since the maiden flight was postponed until 2009 it could be possible to launch Optus D-2 as early as September replacing either Intelsat 11 or Horizons 2 from the fourth Ariane launch of 2007. This seems to be reasonable in order to minimize the risk of loosing two comsats of Intelsat at once in case of a launch failure.

The second Intelsat comsat could then be the payload flying the December mission in combination with either Star One C1 or Skynet 5-B. Final decissions will certainly be made according to the availability of the comsats.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #22 on: 04/03/2007 04:49 PM »
The two Intelsats are flying together on an Ariane 5 GS in September and Optus D2 is definitely on an Ariane 5 ECA in November or December (per the operator and manufacturer).  There were technical problems with the Star One C1, but the C2 was also supposed to launch this year.  I don't know which payload it would be paired with and when.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #23 on: 04/14/2007 08:02 AM »
DLR schedule has updated the launch date for Ariane 5 ECA rocket with SpaceWay 3 and BSat 3a satellites - August 14 now...

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #24 on: 05/17/2007 02:36 PM »
Currently planned Ariane pairings for the rest of the year are:

Spaceway/BSAT on August 14
IS 11/Horizons 2 in September
RascomStar/Optus D2 in October (depending on ATV)
ATV in mid November
Skynet 5B/Star One C2 in December

If ATV actually goes in mid November, the October mission will push to 2008.

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #25 on: 05/17/2007 10:39 PM »
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SIM city - 17/5/2007  9:36 AM

RascomStar/(...)

If ATV actually goes in mid November, the October mission will push to 2008.

Humm, is this the satellite that was planned to by launched by a chinese rocket?

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #26 on: 05/18/2007 01:04 PM »
Yes

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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #27 on: 05/19/2007 03:42 PM »
AFAIK, the contract was claimed by the Chinese but never actually signed.
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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #28 on: 05/19/2007 04:28 PM »
Am I missing something, but how could a Alcatel Alenia Space Satellite be launched on a Chinese launch vehicle in the first place. Isn't that platform barred from Chinese vehicles because of ITAR and export regulations?
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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #29 on: 05/19/2007 04:56 PM »
Alcatel Alenia offers ITAR-free spacecraft (e.g. APStar 6, Chinasat 9, Chinasat 6B and probably also RASCOM-QAF 1).


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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #30 on: 06/15/2007 02:21 PM »
With ATV pushed out it's now the following for 2007:

Spaceway/BSAT on August 14
IS 11/Horizons 2 on September 14
RascomStar/Optus D2 in October
Skynet 5B/Star One C2 in December


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Re: 6 Ariane-5s in 2007
« Reply #31 on: 07/08/2007 03:33 PM »
Actually, the last schedule for 2007 looks like this:

Spaceway 3/BSAT 3A on August 14 (Ariane 5ECA)
Intelsat 11/Horizons 2 on September 21 (Ariane 5GS)
Skynet 5B/Star One C on November 9 (Ariane 5ECA)
Rascom 1/Optus D2 on December 18 (Ariane 5GS)

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #32 on: 07/19/2007 09:17 PM »
according to www.sat-index.com the launch of Horizons 2 has been rescheduled...
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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #33 on: 07/19/2007 10:32 PM »
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according to www.sat-index.com the launch of Horizons 2 has been rescheduled...

According to Space News, Horizons 2 and Optus D2 will swap.

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #34 on: 08/15/2007 01:38 AM »
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SIM city - 19/7/2007  11:32 PM

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sammie - 19/7/2007  5:17 PM

according to www.sat-index.com the launch of Horizons 2 has been rescheduled...

According to Space News, Horizons 2 and Optus D2 will swap.

Seems to have been confirmed by tonight's webcast.

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #35 on: 08/20/2007 08:16 AM »
Ariane 5GS on Arianespace's V-178 with Intelsat 11 & Optus D2 is scheduled for September 28th

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RE: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #36 on: 09/18/2007 01:36 AM »
The updated launch schedule.

Intelsat 11/Optus D2 on Oktober 2 (Ariane 5GS)
Skynet 5B/Star One C on November 9 (Ariane 5ECA)
Rascom 1/Horizons 2 on December 18 (Ariane 5GS)

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #37 on: 10/04/2007 06:04 PM »
Will the delays to Intelsat 11/Optus D2 affect the other two launches?

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #38 on: 10/05/2007 10:54 PM »
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Will the delays to Intelsat 11/Optus D2 affect the other two launches?

Next launch still schedule for November 9! :)

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Re: Ariane launch schedule
« Reply #39 on: 10/06/2007 08:33 PM »
The Star One spacecraft on the November launch seems to be C1, not C2 as was originally thought:

http://www.arianespace.com/site/launchstatus/status_sub_index.html