Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA258 - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS - 7 September 2022 (21:45 UTC)  (Read 22205 times)

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https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/1564555274786115584

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Say bye bye Konnect VHTS...

#VA258 #Ariane5 #CSG #ESA

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https://twitter.com/arianespace/status/1564571170636193792

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Our @Ariane5 is getting ready for our next launch, Flight #VA258!
Under the fairing, our passenger EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS, @Eutelsat_SA’s next gen satellite built by @Thales_Alenia_S!
To know more, take a look at our press release: https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/on-6-september-arianespace-will-launch-the-innovative-eutelsat-konnect-vhts-satellite-on-board-ariane-5/

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August 30, 2022

On 6 September, Arianespace will launch the innovative EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS satellite on board Ariane 5

- Arianespace is preparing the launch of Ariane 5 for the operator Eutelsat, carrying the EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS telecommunications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space.

– This mission will provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, in particular in isolated regions with low coverage.

On Tuesday 6 September 2022, at 18:45 local time, an Ariane 5 built by ArianeGroup and operated by Arianespace will lift off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS(*)  telecommunications satellite.

his satellite will be the 37th launched by Arianespace for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading commercial satellite operators, thus continuing the close collaboration between the two companies, which goes back to 1983.

With an instantaneous rate of 500 Gbps, EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS will provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, in particular in isolated regions with low coverage, offering a service comparable to fiberoptic networks in terms of performance and cost, thus making a significant contribution to bridging the digital divide. EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS will also address the broadband connectivity needs of fixed and mobile telecommunications networks, on land, sea or in the air.

EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS was built in France by Thales Alenia Space around the Spacebus NEO all-electric propulsion platform. It carries a cutting-edge payload using disruptive technologies developed with the support of the French Government, via the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the “Investing in the Future” program (PIA), together with the European Space Agency (ESA). The payload notably comprises the most powerful digital processor in the world which combines agile capacity allocation, optimized spectrum use and support, and gradual deployment of network coverage on the ground.

(*) VHTS Very High Throughput Satellite

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/on-6-september-arianespace-will-launch-the-innovative-eutelsat-konnect-vhts-satellite-on-board-ariane-5/

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Orbital Launch no.113 of 2022

VA-258 | Arianespace | Sept 06 | 2145 UTC

@ArianeGroup / @Arianespace to launch the dedicated #Ariane5 mission #VA258, launching Eutelsat Konnect VHTS telecommunication🛰️ built by @Thales_Alenia_S from @EuropeSpacePort in French Guiana.


https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1566713833929990146
« Last Edit: 09/05/2022 11:17 am by Rondaz »

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Mission patch.

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Awesome timelapse  of @ariane5 rocket rollout carrying #EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS advance towards its launch pad.

We are getting ready for today's launch..

https://twitter.com/Eutelsat_SA/status/1567052434148663297

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Liftoff for our flight #VA258 is planned for September 6, as early as possible within the following launch window:

📍 05:45 p.m. - 06:51 p.m. Washington,
📍 06:45 p.m. - 07:51 p.m. Kourou,
📍 09:45 p.m. - 10:51 p.m. UTC,
📍 11:45 p.m. - 00:51 a.m., on Sept. 7th, Paris.

https://twitter.com/Arianespace/status/1566805048436441088

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D-1 Ariane 5 was just rolled out to its launchpad. Like students before they go back to school, engineers check everything before a flight. ©ArianeGroup - Jordane Mercier, our thanks to Laurent.

https://twitter.com/ArianeGroup/status/1566872280877203457

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Watch the launch of @ariane5 flight #VA258, with the @Eutelsat_SA KONNECT VHTS satellite, live this evening on #ESAwebTV2 👉 https://esawebtv.esa.int
 
Coverage starts: 22:30 BST/23:30 CEST
Launch window opens: 22:45 BST/23:45 CEST

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1567091023574089728

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https://twitter.com/Arianespace/status/1567179452211232768

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Due to adverse weather conditions at the Guiana Space Center (CSG), the flight VA258 –initially scheduled for September 6– is being postponed.

The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS(*) are in stable and safe conditions.

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The new earliest targeted launch date is September 7, 2022 at the earliest within the following launch window.

📍 05:45 p.m. - 07:11 p.m. Washington, D.C.
📍 06:45 p.m. - 08:11 p.m. Kourou
📍 09:45 p.m. - 11:11 p.m. UTC
📍 11:45 p.m. - 01:11 a.m. Paris, on September 8

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This is Ariane-5ECA+ L5117?

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The photos of VA258 are either of poor quality or of L5114 (which cannot be).  ???

Start of the launch campaign for the next @Ariane5 flight, #VA258, at @EuropeSpacePort.

✅ Main stage and booster assembly
✅ Upper stage mounted to the launcher

Launch date still to be announced.

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1554777914440392706
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