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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #280 on: 11/04/2009 10:03 am »
In the Arianespace launch list (which is very good!) you have ATV-6 included. To my knowledge there are only five ATV ordered.

There is an option for two more but they are far from approval.

The situation is more complex.
- The last ATV will be used to deorbit the ISS.
But: The end of the ISS is still beeing discussed.
- There could be a redesign becoming necessary for some of the later ATVs. If ESA invests in a redesign, they might order one or two additional ATVs.
- If an ARV (or other ATV evolution) will be built, the schedule will change anyway.

You see that there is a large uncertainity regarding ATV-6. :)
Better you plan for a launch wich may not take place than ending up with an ATV and no launcher.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #281 on: 11/06/2009 08:16 am »
There have been rumours that HYLAS will be passenger for 1st flight of Soyuz in Kourou. However, that depends on how much further the Soyuz first launch slips into the future...

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #282 on: 11/06/2009 09:05 am »
talking about slipping into the future. The first Vega flight is now scheduled for November 2010 (Info from ESA Bulletin; see http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=11052.30)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #283 on: 11/06/2009 04:23 pm »
About COMS-1:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/06/content_12400946.htm

"SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- South Korea plans to launch its first weather-communications satellite into space in March, 2010, the country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said on Friday"

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #284 on: 11/07/2009 04:03 pm »
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The Soyuz 2-1a launchers aboard MN Colibri will be utilized for Arianespace’s two maiden flights from the Spaceport, whose candidate payloads include the HYLAS telecommunications satellite for Avanti Communications Group plc., and the French CNES space agency’s Pléiades Earth observation satellite.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-soyuz-vega/2009/2009_11_07.asp


Performed launches in 2009
12 February  -  Hot Bird 10 / NSS 9 / Spirale A / Spirale B - Ariane 5 ECA (V187) - 22:09 UTC
14 May - Herschel / Planck - Ariane 5 ECA (V188) - 13:12 UTC
1 July - TerreStar-1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V189) - 17:52 UTC
21 August - JCSAT-12 / Optus D3 - Ariane 5 ECA (V190) - 22:09 UTC
1 October - Amazonas-2 / COMSATBw-1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V191) - 21:59 UTC
29 October - NSS 12 / Thor-6 - Ariane 5 ECA (V192) - 20:00 UTC

2010
18 December - Helios IIB - Ariane 5 GS (V193) - 16:26 UTC

2010
beginning of year - COMSATBw-2 - Ariane 5
first quarter - Arabsat 5A - Ariane 5
first quarter - Astra 3B - Ariane 5
March - COMS-1 - Ariane 5
June - Nilesat 201 - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
June - Rascom-QAF 1R - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
July - Hylas - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
second half - BSat-3b - Ariane 5
second half - INSAT-4G - Ariane 5
second half - Koreasat 6 - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
October - Pléiades-1 / ELISA (4 sats) / SSOT - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
30 November - ATV-2 "Johannes Kepler" - Ariane 5
November - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
November - LARES / 9 Cubesats - Vega (qualification flight)
fourth quarter - AMC-5R - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
fourth quarter - Intelsat New Dawn - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
end of year - Hispasat 1E - Ariane 5
TBD - TerreStar-2 - Ariane 5

2011
beginning of year - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
beginning of year - Yahsat 1A - Ariane
second quarter - Astra 1N - Ariane
second quarter - ST 2 - Ariane
first half - BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R - Ariane 5 ECA
end of June - Swarm - Vega
middle of the year - LISA Pathfinder - Soyuz-STB/Fregat (or Vega?)
third quarter - Arabsat 5C - Ariane 5 ECA
November - ADM-Aeolus - Vega
TBD - ATV-3 - Ariane
TBD - Türksat 4A - Ariane 5
TBD - Pléiades-2 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2012
March - Gaia - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
2 April - MetOp-B - Soyuz-STB/Fregat - Launch from Baikonur
May - Sentinel-1 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
June - Alphasat I-XL - Ariane 5
first half - ABS 2 - Ariane 5 ECA
second half - Badr 7 - Ariane 5 ECA
TBD - ATV-4 - Ariane
TBD - MSG-3 - Ariane
TBD - Sicral-2 - Ariane
TBD - Yamal 401 - Ariane 5 ECA
TBD - Yamal 402 - Ariane 5 ECA
TBD - O3b Networks (4 satellites) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - O3b Networks (4 satellites) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Proba 3 - Vega
TBD - IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega

2013
January - MSG-4 - Ariane
April - Sentinel-2 - Vega
May - Sentinel-3 - Vega
autumn - EarthCare - Vega
end of year - ESMO - Ariane 5 / Soyuz (or early 2014)
TBD - ATV-5 - Ariane
TBD - JCSAT-13 - Ariane 5

2014
June - JWST - Ariane 5 ECA
August - BepiColombo - Ariane 5
TBD - Türksat 5A - Ariane 5

2016
October - MetOp-C - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - ExoMars - Ariane 5 (Proton as backup)

2017
May - Solar Orbiter - Soyuz-STB/Fregat


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« Last Edit: 12/18/2009 04:33 pm by SNS »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #285 on: 11/16/2009 05:07 pm »
http://www.spacenews.com/contracts/091116-ses-takes-stake-o3b.html

"PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES has made a $75 million cash investment in satellite broadband startup O3b Networks, providing a large dose of credibility to O3b, which hopes to launch its first eight low-orbiting satellites in 2012, the companies announced Nov. 16"

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #286 on: 11/17/2009 04:59 pm »
From new ESA Bulletin: "MSG-3 is in long-term storage at Thales Alenia Space Cannes, waiting for AIT campaign to begin in 2011. Launch is now planned not earlier than 2012"

And MetOp-B will be launched from Baikonur.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #287 on: 12/03/2009 02:22 pm »
Some updates about Soyuz launches.

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"Next year will see three Soyuz launches, two of 2-1a and one of 2-1b. The July launch is for UK-based Avanti Communications' Hylas satellite. October will see France's Pleiades orbited and the third launch, in November, will be for the first two Galileo satellite navigation satellites. For their orbit, they need the Soyuz 2-1b with its better upper stage.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/11/30/335601/soyuz-to-go-west-in-2010.html
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #288 on: 12/04/2009 02:55 pm »
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Galileo satellite navigation satellites. For their orbit, they need the Soyuz 2-1b with its better upper stage

Err, is the difference between the 2-1a and 2-1b not the third stage, while they have a similar Fregat upper stage. Or is there going to be a new Fregat upperstage for Galileo launches?
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #289 on: 12/04/2009 03:05 pm »
Err, is the difference between the 2-1a and 2-1b not the third stage, while they have a similar Fregat upper stage

I think that "upper stage" means "third stage" in that report.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #290 on: 12/10/2009 12:36 pm »
Err, is the difference between the 2-1a and 2-1b not the third stage, while they have a similar Fregat upper stage

I think that "upper stage" means "third stage" in that report.

However, the FREGAT will also be modified for better performance (FREGAT-MT); see also http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15064.0

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #291 on: 12/10/2009 02:08 pm »
However, the FREGAT will also be modified for better performance (FREGAT-MT)

I think that all given modifications are already made and tested on usual Fregat upper stage in previous launches. For example, Biser-6 computer is using on Fregat since 2007. So Fregat-MT is simply usual Fregat for CSG.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #292 on: 12/18/2009 04:31 pm »
Performed launches in 2009
12 February  -  Hot Bird 10 & NSS 9 & Spirale A & Spirale B - Ariane 5 ECA (V187) - 22:09 UTC
14 May - Herschel & Planck - Ariane 5 ECA (V188) - 13:12 UTC
1 July - TerreStar-1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V189) - 17:52 UTC
21 August - JCSAT-12 & Optus D3 - Ariane 5 ECA (V190) - 22:09 UTC
1 October - Amazonas-2 & COMSATBw-1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V191) - 21:59 UTC
29 October - NSS 12 & Thor-6 - Ariane 5 ECA (V192) - 20:00 UTC
18 December - Helios IIB - Ariane 5 GS (V193) - 16:26 UTC


Planned launches

2010
23 March - Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2 - Ariane 5 ECA (V194)
end of April - Arabsat 5A & COMS 1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V195)
June - Nilesat 201 & Rascom-QAF 1R - Ariane 5 ECA (V196)
July - HYLAS - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
second half - BSat-3b - Ariane 5
second half - Koreasat 6 - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
second half - INSAT-4G - Ariane 5
October - Pléiades-1 & ELISA (4 sats) & SSOT - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
30 November - ATV-2 "Johannes Kepler" - Ariane 5
November - Galileo-IOV (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
December - LARES & 9 Cubesats - Vega (qualification flight)
fourth quarter - AMC-5R - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
fourth quarter - Intelsat New Dawn - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
end of year - Hispasat 1E - Ariane 5
TBD - TerreStar-2 - Ariane 5 (ground spare)

2011
beginning of year - Galileo-IOV (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
beginning of year - Yahsat 1A - Ariane
second quarter - Astra 1N - Ariane
second quarter - ST 2 - Ariane
first half - BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R - Ariane 5 ECA
end of June - Swarm - Vega
middle of the year - LISA Pathfinder - Soyuz-STB/Fregat (or Vega?)
third quarter - Arabsat 5C - Ariane 5 ECA
November - ADM-Aeolus - Vega
TBD - ATV-3 - Ariane
TBD - Pléiades-2 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2012
March - Gaia - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
first quarter - Türksat 4A - Ariane 5
May - Sentinel-1 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
June - Alphasat I-XL - Ariane 5
first half - ABS 2 - Ariane 5 ECA
first half - HYLAS 2 - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
second half - Badr 7 - Ariane 5 ECA
end of year - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - ATV-4 - Ariane
TBD - MSG-3 - Ariane
TBD - Sicral-2 - Ariane
TBD - Yamal 401 - Ariane 5 ECA
TBD - Yamal 402 - Ariane 5 ECA
TBD - O3b Networks (4 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - O3b Networks (4 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Proba 3 - Vega
TBD - IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega

2013
January - MSG-4 - Ariane
April - Sentinel-2 - Vega
May - Sentinel-3 - Vega
autumn - EarthCare - Vega
end of year - ESMO - Ariane 5 / Soyuz (or early 2014)
TBD - ATV-5 - Ariane
TBD - JCSAT-13 - Ariane 5
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2014
June - JWST - Ariane 5 ECA
August - BepiColombo - Ariane 5
TBD - Türksat 5A - Ariane 5
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2016
October - MetOp-C - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - ExoMars - Ariane 5 (Proton as backup)

2017
May - Solar Orbiter - Soyuz-STB/Fregat


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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #293 on: 12/20/2009 08:27 am »
According to Wikipedia next launch is planned for 27 January 2010 with Astra 3B and ComSatBw-2 payloads.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #294 on: 12/21/2009 03:45 pm »
HYLAS 2 satellite to be launched by Arianespace
Evry, December 21, 2009

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2009/12-21-09-hylas2-contract.asp

Avanti Communications Group plc has chosen Arianespace to launch its HYLAS 2 communications satellite.

The HYLAS 2 satellite will be boosted into geostationary transfer orbit in the first half of 2012 by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz launcher operating at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

It is the second Avanti satellite to be launched by Arianespace.

HYLAS 2 will be built by Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Virginia, using a Star-2 platform. The satellite will weigh approximately up to 4,000 kg at launch. HYLAS 2 will offer a design life of 15 years and will provide direct-to-home TV broadcast and data transmission services for Europe. HYLAS 2 will be the 17th satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation to be launched by Arianespace.

“I am grateful to Arianespace for their help in completing this transaction and delighted to be able to work with them again to deepen our partnership on this second launch," said David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications Group plc.

“This new contract – which is the second we’ve signed with Avanti Communications, and our 11th in 2009 – closes out an exceptional year for Arianespace, which was capped three days ago by our seventh launch of the year,” said Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall. “I wish to thank Avanti Communications for the confidence it has once again placed in Arianespace with this contract for the launch of HYLAS 2.  For Arianespace, this is a recognition of the quality and competitiveness of our Service & Solutions launch offer.”

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #295 on: 01/03/2010 10:12 am »
According to Wikipedia next launch is planned for 27 January 2010 with Astra 3B and ComSatBw-2 payloads.

Despite the info on Wikipedia, our friends at FCS are saying "no launch before March". Any suggestions?

Edit: Cnes-CSG says: mid-March 2010.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #296 on: 01/06/2010 08:00 am »
Vega maiden flight is expected in December 2010.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMXTMIJX3G_index_0.html

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #297 on: 01/08/2010 03:19 pm »
Next Ariane flights: FCS

Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2 - V194 - 23 March
Arabsat 5A & COMS 1 - V195 - end of April
Rascom-QAF 1R & Nilesat 201 - V196 - June (both spacecrafts are 3-ton-class satellites, possible to be changed by bigger one)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #298 on: 01/25/2010 02:39 pm »
Vega qualification flight is now expected in late December 2010 or in early 2011.

V194 is planned on 24 March, V195 on 22 April, V196 on 27 May according to FCS.


Planned launches

2010
24 March - Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2 - Ariane 5 ECA (V194)
22 April - Arabsat 5A & COMS 1 - Ariane 5 ECA (V195)
27 May - Nilesat 201 & Rascom-QAF 1R - Ariane 5 ECA (V196)
September - HYLAS - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
second half - BSat-3b - Ariane 5
second half - Koreasat 6 - Ariane 5
second half - INSAT-4G - Ariane 5
October - Pléiades-1 & ELISA (4 sats) & SSOT - Soyuz-STA/Fregat
30 November - ATV-2 "Johannes Kepler" - Ariane 5
November - Galileo-IOV (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
late December - LARES & 9 Cubesats - Vega (qualification flight) (or early 2011)
fourth quarter - AMC-5R - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
fourth quarter - Intelsat New Dawn - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
end of year - Hispasat 1E - Ariane 5

2011
beginning of year - Galileo-IOV (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
beginning of year - Yahsat 1A - Ariane
second quarter - Astra 1N - Ariane
second quarter - ST 2 - Ariane
first half - BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R - Ariane 5 ECA
end of June - Swarm - Vega
middle of the year - LISA Pathfinder - Soyuz-STB/Fregat (or Vega?)
third quarter - Arabsat 5C - Ariane 5 ECA
November - ADM-Aeolus - Vega
TBD - ATV-3 - Ariane
TBD - Pléiades-2 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2012
March - Gaia - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
first quarter - Türksat 4A - Ariane 5
May - Sentinel-1 - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
June - Alphasat I-XL - Ariane 5
first half - ABS 2 - Ariane 5 ECA
first half - HYLAS 2 - Ariane 5 / Soyuz
second half - Badr 7 - Ariane 5 ECA
December - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - ATV-4 - Ariane
TBD - MSG-3 - Ariane
TBD - Sicral-2 - Ariane
TBD - Yamal 401 - Ariane 5 ECA (moved to Proton)
TBD - Yamal 402 - Ariane 5 ECA (moved to Proton)
TBD - O3b Networks (4 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - O3b Networks (4 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Proba 3 - Vega
TBD - IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega

2013
January - MSG-4 - Ariane
April - Sentinel-2 - Vega
May - Sentinel-3 - Vega
autumn - EarthCare - Vega
end of year - ESMO - Ariane 5 / Soyuz (or early 2014)
TBD - ATV-5 - Ariane
TBD - JCSAT-13 - Ariane 5
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2014
June - JWST - Ariane 5 ECA
August - BepiColombo - Ariane 5
TBD - Galileo (2 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat

2016
October - MetOp-C - Soyuz-STB/Fregat
TBD - ExoMars - Ariane 5 (Proton as backup)

2017
May - Solar Orbiter - Soyuz-STB/Fregat


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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #299 on: 01/26/2010 07:56 am »
According to Air&Cosmos :
V194 is with Arabsat-5A and COMSATBw-2
V195 is with Astra-3B and Coms-1
Hylas launch is scheduled for september (and according to my sources, it would be a great achievement if it takes place in 2010 !)
« Last Edit: 01/26/2010 07:57 am by Nicolas PILLET »
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