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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2160 on: 04/10/2021 09:09 pm »
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2021/03/sky-perfect-jsat-signs-contract-with-airbus-to-build-superbird9-telecommunications-satellite.html

How is this press release linked to an Arianespace launch ? It doesn't say so.
Baselined on A64. All Superbird launches to since their last Atlas-IIAS flight have been on A5ECA. Launch contract will be awarded at a later date. It is only mentioned here for that reason but has not been added to the schedule itself.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2161 on: 04/11/2021 06:39 am »
https://ria.ru/20210411/oneweb-1727740489.html

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"Three more launches of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Fregat upper stage from Vostochny, 36 OneWeb satellites in each, are scheduled for April 26, May 27 and July 1," the source said.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2162 on: 04/11/2021 07:48 am »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
01 - April 29 - Pleiades Neo 3, ELO Alpha (Tyvak-182A), LEMUR-2 138, Lemur-2 139, NORSAT 3, AII-Bravo - Vega (VV18) - Kourou ZLV - 01:50

Starsem's launches:
01 - March 25 - OneWeb (x36) Flight 5 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST30) - Vostocnniy 1S - 02:47:33.180
02 - April 26 - OneWeb (x36) Flight 6 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST31) - Vostocnniy 1S -22:14:08.194

Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
July - Pleiades Neo 4, PRETTY, RadCube, SUNSTORM, µHETsat + multiple sats - Vega (VV19) - Kourou ZLV (or June)
July - Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3
Mid-August - SES-17, Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA255) - Kourou ELA-3 (or Q4)
NET September - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F (TBD), GSAT-24 - Ariane 5ECA+ (VA256) - Kourou ELA-3
October - CERES 1, CERES 2, CERES 3 - Vega  (VV20) - Kourou ZLV (or 2022)
October - OneWeb (x34) Flight 12 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS26) - Kourou ELS
October 31 - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3
NET Late November - Galileo-FOC FM23, Galileo-FOC FM24 - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS27) - Kourou ELS

Piggybacked:
Q4 - NESS - Vega/Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
December - MicroCarb - Vega/Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Nano-JASMINE - Vega/Vega C - Kourou ZLV

Starsem's launches:
May 27 - OneWeb (x36) Flight 7 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST32) - Vostocnniy 1S -17:43
  June   July 1 - OneWeb (x36)  Flight 8- Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST33) - Vostocnniy 1S (or H1 2022)
  Q4   August 2 - OneWeb (x34) Flight 9 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST34) - Baikonur 31/6
  Q4   August 26 - OneWeb (x34) Flight 10 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST35) - Baikonur 31/6
  Q4   September 18 - OneWeb (x34) Flight 11 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST36) - Baikonur 31/6
December 23  H1 2022 - OneWeb (x34) Flight 13 - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST37) - Baikonur 31/6 (or December 26)

2022
Early - LARES 2, CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D) - Vega C (VV19) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ZLV
February - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS28) - Kourou ELS
March - Galileo-FOC FM25, Galileo-FOC FM26 - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS29) - Kourou ELS
Q1 - SSMS flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q1 - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega/Vega C - Kourou ZLV
H1 - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS - Ariane 5 ECA+/64 - Kourou ELA-3 / 4 (or Falcon 9)
H1 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13G - Ariane 5ECA+/64 - Kourou ELA-3/ELA-4 (or Falcon 9)
Q2 - TBD - Ariane 62 (FM1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
Q2 - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
May 22 - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA+ / 64 - Kourou ELA-3/4 (or NLT June 10)
July-August - TBD (Dual SSO Launch) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET Q3 - Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
H2 - Euclid - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS30) - Kourou ELS
H2 - Eutelsat 10B - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
NET H2 - ViaSat 3 Asia - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
October - BIOMASS (Biomass monitoring mission for Carbon Assessment) [Earth Explorer 7] - Vega - Kourou ZLV (or Midyear 2023)
December - Sentinel-1C (ROSE-C) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELS/ELA-4
Late - MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - MEASAT-3d - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Syracuse 4A (Comsat-NG 1) - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - GSAT-20 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - CSO 3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Dream Chaser United Nations space mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2023)
TBD - SSMS flight 3: PLATiNO-1 - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - SHALOM - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - THEOS-2 HR - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CSG-2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - NAOS (National Advanced Optical System) - Vega/Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - KOMPSAT-7 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Pleiades Neo 5, Pleiades Neo 6 - Vega С - Kourou ZLV
TBD - TBD - Vega C/VEnUS - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Space Rider flight 1 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CryoSat FO - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - TBD - Vega C light (inaugural flight) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Moon’s south pole samples return mission - TBD - Kourou

Piggybacked:
NET Q2 - GO-1 (GSO small satellites mission) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
H2 - Kinéis (x 5) - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
H2 - Kinéis (x5) - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
H2 - Kinéis (x5) - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
H2 - Kinéis (x5) - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - GOMX-5A, GOMX-5B - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - RACE (x2) - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Alina lander (Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module), Audi lunar quattro rover - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4

Starsem's launches:
H1 - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST38) - Vostocnniy 1S (or July 2021)
H1 - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST39) - Baikonur 31/6
H2 - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST40) - Baikonur 31/6
H2 - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST41) - Baikonur 31/6 (or Early 2023)
H2 - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST42) - Baikonur 31/6 (or Early 2023)

2023
March - EarthCARE [Earth Explorer 6] - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS31) - Kourou ELS
March - Galaxy 37 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
March - Sentinel-2C - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
September - Sentinel-3C - Vega C/E - Kourou ZLV
October - MetOp-SG A1 (EPS-SG-a, Sentinel-5A) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Late - ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) - TBD - Kourou
Midyear 2022  TBD - Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) - Ariane 5 ECA+/62 - Kourou ELA-3/4
TBD - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 5 ECA+ / 64 - Kourou ELA-3/4
TBD - PROBA 3 Coronagraph, PROBA 3 Occulter - Vega (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CO3D 1, CO3D 2, CO3D 3, CO3D 4 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - SSMS flight 4: PLATiNO-2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - SSMS flight 5 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - SSMS flight 6 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV ~10:30
TBD - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - TBD -  Vega C+ (inaugural flight) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - HRWS SAR (High Resolution Wide Swath SAR) - Vega C (TBD)  - Kourou ZLV (TBD)
TBD - SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou
TBD - Lunar Rideshare Mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

Piggybacked:
TBD - CubeSpec - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Yoda demonstrator - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Hemeria GEO sat (x2) - Ariane - Kourou ELA

2024
H1 - MTG-S1 (Sentinel-4A) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
2022-2027  H1 - Eutelsat 36D  comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
April - FLEX (Fluorescence Explorer satellite) [Earth Explorer 8] - Vega C (TBD)  - Kourou ZLV
October 14 - Hera, Juventas, APEX (Asteroid Prospection Explorer)  - Vega/Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (TBD)
October - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4    ELS
TBD - Space Rider flight 4 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - TanDEM-L - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (TBD)
TBD - EDRS-D (hosted payload) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM31, Galileo-FOC FM32 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Arctic Weather Satellite mission prototype - TBD - Kourou
TBD - first flight - Miura 5 - Kourou

Piggybacked:
TBD - TANGO-Carbon and TANGO-Nitro (Twin ANthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Observers) - TBD - Kourou

2025
January - Sentinel-1D (ROSE-C) - TBD - Kourou (or January 2024)
January - ISRU Demonstrator (In-Situ Resource Utilisation) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
January - Sentinel-2D - TBD - Kourou (or 2025-2028)
Midyear - Sentinel-10A (CHIME) - TBD - Kourou
H2 - MTG-I2 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Late - Sentinel-7A (CO2M 1) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Space Rider flight 5 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - TBD - Vega E  (inaugural flight) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - ClearSpace-1 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM33, Galileo-FOC FM34 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Skynet 6A - Ariane 6 (TBD) - Kourou ELA-4 (TBD)

Piggybacked:
Q4 - MERLIN (MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV (or Q4 2026)

2026
January - Sentinel-3D - TBD - Kourou (or 2025-2028)
Q1 - Jason-CS-B (Sentinel-6B) - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (or Falcon 9)
Midyear - Sentinel-12A (ROSE-L) - TBD - Kourou
Q4 - PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - FORUM (Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring) [Earth Explorer 9 candidate] - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou
TBD - SKIM (Sea-surface Kinematics Multiscale monitoring) [Earth Explorer 9 candidate] - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou

2027
Q2 - Sentinel-11A (CIMR) - TBD - Kourou
Q3 - Sentinel-8A (LSTM) - TBD - Kourou (or Q4 2025)
TBD - EL3 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - CLTV - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Sentinel-9A (CRISTAL) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV

2028
Early - Sentinel-7B (CO2M 2) - TBD - Kourou

2029
January - Human Lunar Exploration (ascent module) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey), Comet Interceptor (fast mission) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2030
November - MetOp-SG A2 (Sentinel-5B) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Late - Sentinel-7C (CO2M 3) - TBD - Kourou
NET 2023  TBD - Syracuse-4C - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2031
January - MTG-I3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2032)
November - MetOp-SG B2 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2032
January - MTG-S2 (Sentinel-4B) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2033)

2034
Q2 - LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) (eLISA, NGO) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2037
November - MetOp-SG A3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2038
November - MetOp-SG B3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
December - Sentinel-5C - TBD - Kourou

Unclear:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site
NET 2021 - GO-3S (Geostationary Observation Space Surveillance System) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET 2022 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET 2022 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET 2022 - FORMOSAT 7R (TRITON) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET 2022 - THR NG - TBD - Kourou
2022-2027 - Eutelsat comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
2023 - SPAINSAT NG I - Ariane 5/6 - Kourou ELA-3/4
NET 2024 - SPAINSAT NG II - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
NET 2025 - Arctic Weather Satellite mission constellation - TBD - Kourou
2026 (TBD) - Jason-CS Follow-on A - Vega-E (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
2027-2028 - Stereoid [Earth Explorer 10 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
2027-2028 - Daedalus [Earth Explorer 10 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
2027-2028 - G-Class [Earth Explorer 10 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-1A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-2A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-3A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
2029-2030 - Theseus (M5 mission candidate) - TBD - Kourou (or Early 2030s)
2029-2030 - EnVision (M5 mission candidate) - TBD - Kourou (or Early 2030s)
2020's - G2G (Galileo Second Generation) - Ariane - Kourou
2020's - Iris (military optical observing capabilities) - TBD - Kourou
2020's - Celeste (military electromagnetic listening) - TBD - Kourou
2031-2032 - Earth Explorer 11 candidate - TBD - Kourou
2032 - EnVision (M6 mission candidate) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2030's - test flight - Ariane Next (Ariane 7) - Kourou
NLT 2040 - Gaia-2 (Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics) - TBD - Kourou
2042 - MTG-I4 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Sentinel-1B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-1C 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-2B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Sentinel-3B 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
TBD - GOCE-FO - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Seosat-Ingenio-2 - TBD - Kourou

Piggybacked:
2020s - VNREDSat-1b - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - M-ARGO - TBD - Kourou
TBD - LUMIO - TBD - Kourou
TBD - VMMO - TBD - Kourou
TBD - PRETTY - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (TBD)

Statistics:

Orbital launches from Hammaguir - 4 (Diamant A - 4)
Orbital launches from CSG - 305 (Diamant B - 5, Europa II - 1, Diamant BP.4 - 3, Ariane 1 - 11, Ariane 2 - 6, Ariane 3 - 11, Ariane 4 - 116, Ariane 5 - 109, Soyuz ST - 25, Vega - 18)

Satellites from Hammaguir - 4
Satellites from CSG - 630

Acronyms:
CERES - Capacité de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale
CHIME - Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment
CIMR - Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer
CLTV - Cis-Lunar Transfer Vehicle
CO2M - Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
Comsat-NG - Communication par Satellite de Nouvelle Génération
CRISTAL - Copernicus Polar Ice and Snow Topography Altimeter
CSG - COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation
CSO - Composante Spatiale Optique
EL3 - European Large Logistic Lander
GTO - Geostationary Transfer Orbit
GEO - Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit
ION-SVC - In Orbit Now - Satellite Carrier Vehicle
LSTM - Land Surface Temperature Monitoring
MLS - Multi Launch System
POC - Proof of Concept
ROSE-C - Radar Observing System for Europe - C-Band
ROSE-L - Radar Observing System for Europe - L-Band
SSO - Sun Synchronous Orbit
SSMS - Small Spacecraft Mission Service
VEnUS - VEGA Electric Nudge Upper Stage

Changes on April 11th
Changes on April 20th
Changes on April 23rd
Changes on April 26th
Changes on April 29th
Changes on May 5th
Changes on May 13th
Changes on May 14th
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2163 on: 04/19/2021 07:58 pm »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
Starsem's launches:
01 - March 25 - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST30) - Vostocnniy 1S - 02:47:33.180

Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
April 28 - Pleiades Neo 3, EIRSAT 1, ELO, LEMUR-2y (xTBD), Myriota 1, Myriota 2, Myriota 3, NORSAT 3, NanoAvionics sat + multiple sats - Vega (VV18) - Kourou ZLV - 01:50


Changes on April 11th

in bold by me,
"Bravo" is the name of the thing, if I understand correctly

https://twitter.com/gnito_/status/1384170134026162178
« Last Edit: 04/19/2021 07:59 pm by GWR64 »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2164 on: 04/19/2021 08:42 pm »
in bold by me,
"Bravo" is the name of the thing, if I understand correctly

Yeah:

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NanoAvionics’ contract with Aurora includes building and integrating the two nanosatellites, “Bravo” and “Charlie” as well as providing launch and operation services ... The launch of the second satellite will take place during the first quarter of 2021.
https://nanoavionics.com/news/nanoavionics-built-satellite-for-aurora-insight-to-fly-on-spacexs-transporter-1-mission/ (Jan 19, 2021)

Charlie launched on Transporter-1.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2165 on: 04/20/2021 05:00 am »
About OneWeb launches:
https://ria.ru/20210420/raketa-1729024386.html
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"The next four cluster launches of 34 devices each will be made from Baikonur on August 2 and 26, September 18 and December 23, 2021," the agency's source said.
Another informed source confirmed this information to RIA Novosti, but added that another date is being discussed for the winter launch - December 26.
« Last Edit: 04/20/2021 05:01 am by Salo »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2166 on: 04/23/2021 02:20 am »
https://cincodias.elpais.com/cincodias/2020/08/10/companias/1597060934_744408.html
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There is already a chosen date. It will be in 2024. That year, if the forecasts are met, the Miura 5 rocket will be launched into space. Inside, Spanish technology developed by PLD Space, a pioneering company that will become the first industry in our country to put a satellite in orbit. The first in Europe, in addition, to take this type of device between 1 and 500 kilos into the atmosphere.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2167 on: 04/23/2021 04:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/1385629130738257920
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So, Vega VV18 and hunting for the missing payload, Launch kit says, apart from Pléiades Néo 3, there are 5 auxiliary payloads on the Hexamodule, but only lists 4, I have BRAVO, LEMUR-2, Tyvak-182A (Eutelsat ELO alpha) and NorSat-3....so is the missing one maybe Myriota ? #VV18

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2168 on: 04/23/2021 05:03 pm »
April 23, 2021

Arianespace’s 18th Vega mission to orbit Earth observation and scientific satellites

- Arianespace’s upcoming Vega launch, scheduled for April 28, 2021, will orbit Pleiades Neo 3, the first very high-resolution satellite in the new Earth observation constellation operated by Airbus Defence and Space.

– Following the success of Europe’s first rideshare mission last September, Vega Flight 18 (VV18) will deploy five auxiliary payloads using the advanced SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) structure.

– Both launch production and launch preparations strictly followed the recommendations issued by the Independent Inquiry Commission set up for the previous Vega mission, VV17.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm local time (01:50 UTC on Thursday, April 29), Arianespace’s first Vega mission of the year will lift off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, with the optical observation satellite Pleiades Neo 3. The first of four satellites in an advanced Earth observation constellation, Pleiades Neo 3 was wholly funded and manufactured by its operator, Airbus.

The 18th mission of Europe’s Vega light launcher will also orbit an observation microsatellite for the Norwegian space agency, Norsat-3, plus four cubesats for the operators Eutelsat, NanoAvionics/Aurora Insight and Spire. These small satellites will be carried as auxiliary payloads on the innovative Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) deployment system. The SSMS rideshare service, developed with the support of the European space industry, was first deployed by Arianespace in September 2020. Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Arianespace’s SSMS service will soon be joined by the Multiple Launch Service (MLS), a similar offering that uses the Ariane 6 launch vehicle. With these two services, Arianespace can offer a wide range of affordable launch opportunities for small satellites and constellations.

After liftoff from the Guiana Space Center, the Vega launcher will fly for a little over six minutes, powered by the first three stages. The third stage will then fall back after separating from the upper composite, which comprises the AVUM upper stage, the Pleiades Neo 3 satellite, the SSMS and its five auxiliary passengers. The AVUM stage will ignite its engine for the first time, in a powered phase lasting about eight minutes, followed by a ballistic phase lasting 37 minutes. The AVUM stage will then restart its engine for a second burn lasting a little over one minute, before releasing the Pleiades Neo 3 satellite. The next two AVUM ignition phases will last about 37 minutes in all, followed by the release of the five auxiliary payloads. That will mark the end of mission VV18, one hour and 42 minutes after liftoff.

The production of the Vega launcher and preparations for mission VV18 were meticulously overseen by Avio, industrial prime contractor for the Vega launcher, under the direction of Arianespace and ESA. They followed all recommendations issued by the Independent Inquiry Commission set up after the failure of the 17th Vega mission (VV17).

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespaces-18th-vega-mission-to-orbit-earth-observation-and-scientific-satellites/

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2170 on: 04/23/2021 06:25 pm »
From the Vega VV18 launch kit.  Arianespace's backlog
There is no mention of (Airbus built) Eutelsat Hotbird 13F / G. :

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There are currently 20 Airbus Defence and Space built satellites in Arianespace’s backlog: CERES (x3), SYRACUSE 4B (COMSAT NG 2), EUTELSAT QUANTUM,  METOP-SG A1  &  METOP-SG  B1,  THEOS-2,  CSO  3,  Pléiades  Neo  (x3),  JUICE,  Measat-3d,  Biomass, EarthCARE and CO3D (x4).

But mentioned by name: Eutelsat KONNECT VHTS (TAS built)

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There are currently seven satellites to be launched on behalf of Eutelsat in the Arianespace's backlog: Quantum, KONNECT VHTS, Eutelsat 10B, as well as four additional satellites under a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA) with the operator.

https://www.arianespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/VV18-launchkit-EN.pdf
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2171 on: 04/23/2021 07:01 pm »
https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/1385629130738257920
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So, Vega VV18 and hunting for the missing payload, Launch kit says, apart from Pléiades Néo 3, there are 5 auxiliary payloads on the Hexamodule, but only lists 4, I have BRAVO, LEMUR-2, Tyvak-182A (Eutelsat ELO alpha) and NorSat-3....so is the missing one maybe Myriota ? #VV18

Or 2 Lemurs ?

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2172 on: 04/24/2021 08:00 am »
it's 2x lemurs, per the launchkit
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« Reply #2173 on: 04/29/2021 04:52 am »
https://www.arianespace.com/mission/vega-flight-vv18/
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April 28, 2021
18th Vega mission marks Arianespace’s second successful launch in 72 hours

- On April 28, Arianespace launched the 18th Vega mission (VV18), its second success in less than 72 hours and third of the year for the European launch services company.

– This launch orbited Pleiades Neo 3, the first satellite in the new very-high-resolution Earth observation constellation operated by Airbus, as well as five innovative small satellites using the advanced SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) system.

– Vega’s successful return to flight followed the recommendations issued by the Independent Inquiry Commission for Vega mission VV17, organized by Arianespace and ESA and implemented by Avio.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm local time (01:50 UTC on Thursday, April 29), a Vega launch vehicle operated by Arianespace lifted off successfully from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America). This mission marked Vega’s return to flight, and was also the second successful launch by Arianespace’s teams in less than 72 hours.

The mission’s primary purpose was orbiting Pleiades Neo 3, the first of four satellites in an advanced Earth observation constellation. Pleiades Neo 3 was wholly funded and manufactured by its operator, Airbus.

Arianespace’s 18th Vega mission also deployed several small satellites using its innovative rideshare service SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service). These auxiliary payloads included an observation microsatellite for the Norwegian space agency, Norsat-3, and four cubesats, for the operators Eutelsat, NanoAvionics/Aurora Insight and Spire. The SSMS rideshare service, developed with the support of the European space industry, was first deployed by Arianespace in September 2020. Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Arianespace’s SSMS service will soon be joined by the Multiple Launch Service (MLS), a similar offering that uses the Ariane 6 launch vehicle. With these two services, Arianespace can offer a wide range of affordable launch opportunities for small satellites and constellations.

“I would like to congratulate everybody involved at Arianespace, ESA and Avio for successfully returning Vega to flight,” said Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace. “I am especially proud of our teams who were able to carry out two launches, on two different continents, in less than 72 hours – kudos!”

The production of the Vega launcher and preparations for mission VV18 were handled by Avio, industrial prime contractor for the Vega launcher, under the direction of Arianespace and ESA. They followed all recommendations issued by the Independent Inquiry Commission set up after the failure of the 17th Vega mission (VV17).

VV18 is the third Arianespace mission of 2021, following two successful Soyuz launches, on March 25 and April 26, from the Vostochny launch base in Russia.

Vega is a new-generation light launcher, perfectly suited to both commercial and government payloads. Because of its high performance and versatility, Arianespace provides the best possible launch solution for small and medium spacecraft headed into a wide range of orbits (Sun-synchronous, ballistic, transfer to the Lagrange point L1, etc.), for Earth observation, science, education, defense and other applications. With Vega C, Arianespace will offer enhanced performance and greater payload volume for future customers at the same price as for launches by Vega.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2174 on: 04/30/2021 02:17 pm »
Cross-post:
It was mentioned at 0:17:30 of the VV18 broadcast that the next Pléiades-Neo is launching in July.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2175 on: 05/07/2021 07:05 pm »
Cross-posts re: VA255/SES-17 and Ovzon-3 launch:

Ovzon says again: Ovzon-3 launch in Q4 / 2021!

https://www.ovzon.com/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/02/annual-report-2020.pdf

And:
https://spacenews.com/intelsat-and-ses-on-course-for-mammoth-c-band-payments/
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SES-17 and O3b mPOWER secured $180 million worth of backlog in 2021, according to SES, increasing their gross backlog to $740 million.

The company said these satellite launches had been pushed from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of this year, adding that it does not expect a significant change in operational service date as a result.

Delayed to Q4

Open question: Will this launch lead or follow the JWST launch?
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2176 on: 05/07/2021 07:13 pm »
Cross-posts re: VA255/SES-17 and Ovzon-3 launch:

Ovzon says again: Ovzon-3 launch in Q4 / 2021!

https://www.ovzon.com/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/02/annual-report-2020.pdf

And:
https://spacenews.com/intelsat-and-ses-on-course-for-mammoth-c-band-payments/
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SES-17 and O3b mPOWER secured $180 million worth of backlog in 2021, according to SES, increasing their gross backlog to $740 million.

The company said these satellite launches had been pushed from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of this year, adding that it does not expect a significant change in operational service date as a result.

Delayed to Q4

Open question: Will this launch lead or follow the JWST launch?

JWST is set to go up in Octobe/November (if it isn't delayed again). So around the same time.

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« Reply #2177 on: 05/13/2021 05:15 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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4th Quarter • Vega • CERES
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana
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November • Soyuz • Galileo 27 & 28
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana
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Early 2022 • Vega C • LARES 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2178 on: 05/13/2021 11:12 pm »
Cross-posts:
Incomprehensible: Why was the "•Adaptation of ground systems for Vega C" not carried out in the breaks after Vega VV15 or VV17?
Perhaps they need to wait until after VV20. Is that the last flight of the standard Vega?
By my calculation there are 22 Vegas.
SAB Launch Service has also #23 in its current schedule, but I think there's a mistake in there.
The problem is not so much the maiden flight. But rather the following time-critical Vega-C missions, CSG-2 and Pleiades NEO 5 + 6.
These first two operational Vega-Cs recently disappeared from the SAB schedule. mysterious

Seeking confirmation: Must all Vega launches occur first, followed by Vega-C launches?
Or may there be "interleaving" of the two, with the appropriate adjustments to the GSE between launches?
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Peter B. de Selding writes: 2021 only one Soyuz launch from the CSG. Is that correct?
so VS26? ???

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Brazilian Covid variant in French Guiana, home to ESA/CNES Guiana Space Center spaceport, is spreading; tougher curfew in effect 14-30 May.
Arianespace plans 3 Ariane 5/2 Vega/1 Soyuz before end of year.

Which is more pressing?  Launch a OneWeb cluster this year, or launch a pair of Galileo's?  (Institutional or commercial?)

Edit:
Is that correct?

No, both VS26 and VS27 are planned in 2021 for now.
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From the Vega VV18 launch kit.  Arianespace's backlog
There is no mention of (Airbus built) Eutelsat Hotbird 13F / G.
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Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

July 2021 - Pleiades Neo 4, PRETTY, RadCube, SUNSTORM, µHETsat + multiple sats - Vega (VV19) - Kourou ZLV (or June)

July 2021? - Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3

Mid-August 2021? - SES-17, Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA255) - Kourou ELA-3 (or Q4)

2022? NET September - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F (TBD)?, GSAT-24 - Ariane 5ECA+ (VA256) - Kourou ELA-3

October 2021 - CERES 1, CERES 2, CERES 3 - Vega  (VV20) - Kourou ZLV (or 2022)

2022? or VS27? October - OneWeb (x34) Flight 12 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS26) - Kourou ELS

NET October 31 2021 - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3

2022? or VS26? NET Late November - Galileo-FOC FM23, Galileo-FOC FM24 - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS27) - Kourou ELS

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2179 on: 05/14/2021 04:50 am »
https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2021/05/11/eutelsat-communications-third-quarter-and-nine-month-2020-21-revenues
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FLEET DEPLOYMENT

Nominal deployment programme

Since the last quarterly update in February 2021, the launch of EUTELSAT QUANTUM is now expected in Q3 2021, versus late Q2 2021 previously.

Satellite 1                        Orbital position                 Estimated launch
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EUTELSAT QUANTUM            48° East                              Q3 2021
   
EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F      13° East                               H2 2021
   
EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G     13° East                               H1 2022
   
KONNECT VHTS              To be confirmed                        H1 2022
   
EUTELSAT 10B                   10° East                               H2 2022
   
EUTELSAT 36D                   36° East                              H1 2024
   
1 EUTELSAT QUANTUM is a chemical propulsion satellite. KONNECT VHTS, EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F, EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G,EUTELSAT 10B and EUTELSAT 36D are electric propulsion satellites.
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