To complete the Arianespace launch backlog, I think:There are 5 Ariane 5 ECA launches remaining, all with two GTO satellites.
SEOUL, South Korea — Arianespace plans to conduct the maiden flight of Vega C and Ariane 6 rockets in “the first week of July” and “towards the end of the year,” respectively, a senior executive said June 1.
Are you still on track for a total of three Vega C launches by the end of the year?Yes, we have contracts for that. We will perform the second launch in the fall. In the winter we should be doing the third one. I don’t know yet whether it will be before the end of the year or immediately at the beginning of next year. It depends on the success of the maiden flight. But that’s the plan....Are there specific contracts you can talk about?I can tell you we have plenty of demand, even from the U.S., because the number of payloads that are wishing to be launched is very substantial, and there’s not enough capacity yet available in the market for them. We are now looking at launch opportunities by 2026, 2027 and 2028. So we have plenty of opportunity to grow also in flight rates — from three launches to four per year and then towards six launches annually in the next three to four years....Are you doing anything else to mitigate the risk of the conflict in Ukraine affecting future supply? Are you looking at AVUM alternatives? ...Secondly, we have recently fired, on ground, our liquid oxygen methane engine. It’s an extremely powerful solution that will power the upper stage of Vega E by 2026. So, in the in the 2026 timeframe, we may have more than one new upper stage solution available to us.Could you accelerate the introduction of the next-generation Vega E rocket?I think we can move the schedule forward by some time — not too much. We cannot cut it in half and make this happen by 2024. But probably we can accelerate it up to maybe eight months or a year, considering that the first step on our engine development testing went extremely well.If we see the need to make this happen, we will. For the time being, we want to take all the time we need to make this happen successfully. Keep in mind that, between now and 2026, we have lots of other things to do. We have of course Vega C, but we also have Space Rider, our remotely piloted spaceplane. We need to be careful not to want to do too many things at the same time....Can you elaborate?Europe has launched a campaign called the Recovery Plan for recovering post-pandemic. As part of this, Italy has decided to invest 2.3 billion euros in space — one billion of which is to create an Italian observation constellation to monitor the country.Italy by nature is a peculiar country with a very long coastline. We have all sorts of issues with natural disasters including earthquakes, with immigration from Africa — we’ve got it all. So we elected to create a network of optical radar satellites to monitor our country. Such a constellation will be made of some 34 satellites — we’ll see, but that’s another good stream of work that will come.When is the first launch for Italy’s Iride Earth observation constellation?Some of the first launches may be towards the end of 2024, beginning of 2025.
According to the "Arrangement for ESA's Assistance to the Italian National Project concerning Earth Observation and Space Transportation", ESA/LEG/525 Paris, 22 December 2021, ESA will provide technical assistance to the Presidency of Council of Ministries of theItalian Republic for the swift implementation of the Italian "Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza" (hereinafter also IT PNRR), in the domain of Earth Observation and Space Transportation.In providing the technical assistance, ESA will manage the technical and contractual aspects of the project and will be responsible for the procurements related to the Arrangement. This contractual activity is relevant to the Component of the PNRR devoted to Space Activities for Earth Observation (hereinafter called EO PNRR IRIDE Project), which covers the realization of an End-to-End System composed by the Upstream Segment, the Downstream Segment and the Services Segment to provide the geospatial-based services at National and European level, according to the needs expressed by the Italian National Authorities with the objective to provide services to the Public Administration and to private Customers.- The Upstream will be based on a Satellite Constellation(s). The payloads will be a combination of SARs and optical, panchromatic, hyperspectral andinfrared Imagers- The Downstream is composed by the Flight Operation Segment, the Payload Data Ground Segment, the "marketplace" (which is a digital market which combines demand and supply using innovative developments in geospatial processing, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and fusion of different sources of data) and the Cyber Italy (which is a Digital Twin of Italy)- The Services will be a combination of services to public administrations and commercial services. The following 8 services for public administrations have been currently identified: Coastal service and maritime-coastal monitoring, Air Quality Service, Ground Motion Service,Monitor service coverage and land use (Land Cover/Use), Hydrometeorological Service, Water Resources Service, Emergency service, Security service.This procurement addresses the provision of specialized engineering support for the implementation of the upstream, downstream and services elements of the EO PNRR IRIDE Project. The following types of support will be addressed:- Provision of specialized consultancy or execution of technical tasks (e.g. one-shot mission analysis for inclusion of a new constellation, review of Technical Notes addressing specialized topics, etc.)- Execution of technical reviews or status checks, to support the assessment ofthe status of implementation activitiesThe Agency shall submit engineering support requests as they materialize along the project lifetime. The activity will last 4 years.In view of the overarching objective of the Italian PNRR to strengthen growth potential, job creation and economic, social and institutional resilience of Italy, thereby enhancing, in accordance with the objectives of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, the economic, social and territorial cohesion and convergence within the Union, the present ITTis addressed to economic operators registered in Italy. Consequently, the Agency shall consider for evaluation all proposals from such economic operators.Industry awarded with this contract is excluded from any other contractual activity in the frame of the EO PNRR IRIDE Project.
Eutelsat 10B - 2023 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA+
Syracuse 4B (ex Comsat-NG 2) - 2022 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA+ with ?
Norén: 2022 will be a phenomenal year. Ovzon 3 is truly a unique capability that has never been more relevant than today. We are looking forward to welcoming what we believe is a very disruptive capability into our core service and solutions. We are working closely with our production partner, Maxar, and making progress in finalizing the satellite and getting ready to launch sometime toward the end of the year.
ECMWF’s Dr Tony McNally explains how the revolutionary next-generation satellites, Meteosat Third Generation, will improve weather forecasts.Published on 23 May 2022As devastating storms, floods, and other extreme weather events become more frequent, it is essential to track the complex systems of the Earth. Today, thousands of researchers and data users are coming together at the Living Planet Symposium in Bonn, Germany to discuss how best to tackle this formidable challenge. One of the world’s largest Earth observation conferences, the symposium provides experts with an opportunity to exchange ideas on how satellites can best be used to collect wide-ranging information about the planet, from monitoring wetlands, forests, and biodiversity, to tracking the health of the oceans and keeping tabs on diminishing Arctic sea ice, to measuring greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.One essential contribution that will be highlighted at the European Space Agency-organised event are the cutting-edge Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites, the first of which is set to launch in November.
We are proposing full rideshare to the Moon with Ariane 6, which we like to refer to as a “Highway to the Moon” mission. The service will start in 2026 to share the launch costs between several lunar passengers, both commercial and institutional.
https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1534177342003810308QuoteThe European Space Agency has set a date and launch time for the debut flight of the Vega C rocket: July 7, from French Guiana, at 11:13 UTC.
The European Space Agency has set a date and launch time for the debut flight of the Vega C rocket: July 7, from French Guiana, at 11:13 UTC.
Yes this is the only payload on VA258https://twitter.com/Eutelsat_SA/status/1534220775837913090Quote"Our trusted long standing partnership with @Arianespace continues with the launch of #EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS #satellite as a single passenger onboard Ariane 5 soon, suiting our customers' #connectivity expectations" @eberneke #ParisAirForum
"Our trusted long standing partnership with @Arianespace continues with the launch of #EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS #satellite as a single passenger onboard Ariane 5 soon, suiting our customers' #connectivity expectations" @eberneke #ParisAirForum
Arianespace has updated their rideshare mission opportunities page:https://smallsats.arianespace.com/opportunitiesVega-C rideshares:SSMS #5: Q4 2022, SSOSSMS #6: Q1 2023, SSOSSMS #7: Q3 2023, SSOSSMS #8: Q4 2023, SSOSSMS #9: Q4 2023, LEO (45°)SSMS #10: Q2 2024, SSOSSMS #11: Q3 2024, LEO (Equatorial)SSMS #12: Q3 2024, SSOSSMS #13: Q1 2025, SSOSSMS #14: Q2 2025, SSOSSMS #15: Q3 2025, LEO (Equatorial)Ariane 6 rideshares:MLS #1: Q2 2025, GTO (POC, dedicated rideshare to GTO)MLS #2: Q2 2025, LEO (88°) Metop-SG A1MLS #3: Q3 2025, LEO (88°) Metop-SG B1MLS #4: Q2 2026, GTO
Quote from: Yiosie on 06/06/2022 10:28 pmArianespace has updated their rideshare mission opportunities page:https://smallsats.arianespace.com/opportunitiesVega-C rideshares:SSMS #5: Q4 2022, SSOSSMS #6: Q1 2023, SSOSSMS #7: Q3 2023, SSOSSMS #8: Q4 2023, SSOSSMS #9: Q4 2023, LEO (45°)SSMS #10: Q2 2024, SSOSSMS #11: Q3 2024, LEO (Equatorial)SSMS #12: Q3 2024, SSOSSMS #13: Q1 2025, SSOSSMS #14: Q2 2025, SSOSSMS #15: Q3 2025, LEO (Equatorial)Ariane 6 rideshares:MLS #1: Q2 2025, GTO (POC, dedicated rideshare to GTO)MLS #2: Q2 2025, LEO (88°) Metop-SG A1MLS #3: Q3 2025, LEO (88°) Metop-SG B1MLS #4: Q2 2026, GTOThese SSMS and MLS are rideshare opportunities, can we try to find the main payloads for these missions?
Galaxy 36 is scheduled for launch in Q4 2022
Metop-SG A1 Planned Launch date: not earlier than December 2024 Details: 823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO Metop-SG B1 Planned Launch date: Q1 2025 Details: 823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4 Metop-SG A2 Planned Launch date: 2031 Details: 823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO Metop-SG B2 Planned Launch date: 2032 Details: 823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4 Metop-SG A3 Planned Launch date: 2038 Details: 823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO Metop-SG B3 Planned Launch date: 2039 Details: 823-848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4
MTG I1 Planned launch date: Q4 2022 Details: Imaging (FCI, LI, DCS, GEOSAR) MTG S1 Planned launch date: Q2 2024 Details: Sounding (IRS, UVN) MTG I2 Planned launch date: 2025 Details: Imaging (FCI, LI) MTG I3 Planned launch date: Around 10 years after MTG-I1 Details: Imaging (FCI, LI) MTG S2 Planned launch date: Around 10 years after MTG-S1 Details: Sounding (IRS, UVN) MTG I4 Planned launch date: Around 10 years after MTG-I3 Details: Imaging (FCI, LI)
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ESP-MACCS Full Name Earth System Processes Monitored in the Atmosphere by a Constellation of CubeSatsaka Earth Scout 1 Status ApprovedMission Agencies ESA, UKSA Launch Date Dec 2023
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - HydroGNSSFull Name HydroGNSSaka Earth Scout 2 Status ApprovedMission Agencies ESA, UKSA Launch Date Dec 2024
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MERLINFull Name Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Missionaka D/F Climate Mission Status ApprovedMission Agencies CNES, DLR Launch Date Dec 2027