In practice SPOT 5 is expected to operate to mid 2015 with SPOT 6 planned for launch in 2012 and SPOT 7 some 15 months later extending the operations until at least 2023. This has immense value for the international imaging marketplace as it ensures a continuation of 2 m imagery through to 2023. The four satellites planned for launch in the coming 4 years.
IXV is scheduled for launch in 2013 on Vega
Arianespace is holding open the possibility of launching two commercial communications satellites in its December slot, in case the ATV is not ready for flight."We have to decide exactly what to do," said Jean-Yves Le Gall, Arianespace's chairman and CEO. "We have the further question of the launch window for the ATV because there are some docking windows to the space station. We will decide by the end of September what will be the sixth flight of the year."
A third ATV is slated for launch in February 2012. Its service module and cargo carrier are being assembled in Bremen and Torino, Italy, respectively, Dettmann said.At least two more ATVs are on the books for launch in February 2013 and February 2014.
There is a new German-French Earth Observation mission called Merlin coming in 2014. Merlin will observe the methane concentration in Earth´s atmosphere. The budget is 120 million Euro. http://www.dlr.de/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/117_read-22638/
The first flight of Russia's Soyuz-ST carrier rocket from the European space center in French Guiana may take place in March 2011, a senior Russian space official said on Wednesday.
"The next spacecraft - these could be the Pleiades satellites of the French space agency - are scheduled to be launched in March 2011," Remishevsky said.
January - ATV-2 Johannes Kepler - Ariane 5 ES (V200)
Quote from: SNS on 09/30/2010 06:06 pmJanuary - ATV-2 Johannes Kepler - Ariane 5 ES (V200)Should be mi-February according :http://www.spacenews.com/civil/100930-esa-reassurances-clear-cargo-launch.html
Quote from: Stephan on 09/30/2010 06:09 pmQuote from: SNS on 09/30/2010 06:06 pmJanuary - ATV-2 Johannes Kepler - Ariane 5 ES (V200)Should be mi-February according :http://www.spacenews.com/civil/100930-esa-reassurances-clear-cargo-launch.htmlFeb 15 Launch with Feb 26 docking.Thanks!
The first launch of Soyuz from the Guiana Space Center is scheduled for April 2011. Arianespace’s customers have expressed their confidence in this new system by signing 18 launch contracts to date. Arianespace has therefore ordered 24 launchers from Russian industry, with the first two already delivered to CSG. The Soyuz launch complex (ELS) will be handed over to Arianespace by the end of 2010 and, following the inaugural launch in April 2011, two more Soyuz launches are scheduled by the end of that year.
The Ariane 6, according to preliminary French studies, would be designed to carry one large telecommunications satellite at a time into geostationary orbit. The vehicle could be developed in different variants to carry lighter telecommunications satellites as well, possibly replacing the European version of Russia’s Soyuz, whose first launch from Europe’s Guiana Space Center spaceport is scheduled for the first half of 2011.
“The Webb telescope will now cost $6.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than the estimate included in NASA’s February 2010 budget request, Mikulski wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after reading the Oct. 29 report. “Its launch will be delayed by over a year, from June 2014 to September 2015.”
The first MTG imaging satellite is scheduled for launch in 2017 or 2018, with the first sounder satellite to be launched in 2019.
Oh, and it looks like "somebody up high" likes taking risks and it seems we will go first on Soyuz from CSG...
Proba-3Launch date: 2015-2016
Proba VLaunch date: mid-2012Launcher: To be decided – designed to be compatible with Vega, Soyuz or Falcon 1E launchers.