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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2320 on: 11/11/2021 02:41 pm »
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2321 on: 11/12/2021 06:14 pm »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
01 - April 29 - Pleiades Neo 3, SSMS #2: ELO Alpha (Tyvak-182A), LEMUR-2 138, Lemur-2 139, NORSAT 3, AII-Bravo - Vega (VV18) - Kourou ZLV - 01:50
02 - July 30 - Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:00:07.300
03 - August 17 - Pleiades Neo 4, SSMS #3: BRO-4, LEDSAT, RadCube, SUNSTORM - Vega (VV19) - Kourou ZLV - 01:47:06
04 - October 24 - SES-17, Syracuse 4A (Comsat-NG 1) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA255) - Kourou ELA-3 - 02:10:07.300
05 - November 16 - CERES 1, CERES 2, CERES 3 - Vega (VV20) - Kourou ZLV - 09:27:55

Starsem's launches:
01 - March 25 - OneWeb L05 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST30) - Vostocnniy 1S - 02:47:33.180
02 - April 26 - OneWeb L06 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST31) - Vostocnniy 1S -22:14:08.194
03 - May 28 - OneWeb L07 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST32) - Vostocnniy 1S -17:38:39.549
04 - July 1 - OneWeb L08 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST33) - Vostocnniy 1S - 12:48:33.383
05 - August 21 - OneWeb L09 (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST34) - Baikonur 31/6 - 22:13:40.425
06 - September 14 - OneWeb L10 (x34) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST35) - Baikonur 31/6 - 18:07:19.121
07 - October 14 - OneWeb L11 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST36) - Vostocnniy 1S - 09:40:10.356

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

2021
December    1    2   3   4   5 - Galileo-FOC FM23 (Patrick), Galileo-FOC FM24 (Shriya) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS26) - Kourou ELS - 00:19:20
NET December    18   22 - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA256) - Kourou ELA-3 - 12:20-15:20

Starsem's launches:
December 27 - OneWeb L12 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST37) - Baikonur 31/6

2022
January 6 - OneWeb L13 (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS27) - Kourou ELS
February - MEASAT-3d, GSAT-24 - Ariane 5ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3
February - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS28) - Kourou ELS
H1 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)
H1 - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)
H1 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13G - Ariane 5ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)
  March   April - LARES 2, CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D), GreenCube - Vega C (VV??) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ZLV
April - Galileo-FOC FM25 (Nikolina), Galileo-FOC FM26 (Julina) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS29) - Kourou ELS
NET    Q2   May - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET late June - Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
July-August - TBD (Dual SSO Launch) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
September - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS30) - Kourou ELS (or 2023)
Q3 - SSMS #4 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET Q3 - Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
H2 - Eutelsat 10B - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
H2 - TBD - Ariane 62 (FM1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - SSMS #5: PLATiNO-1 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q4 - SSMS #6 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
December - MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
December - Sentinel-1C (ROSE-C) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELS/ELA-4
NET Late - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 (FM2) - Kourou ELA-4 (or Early 2023)
  H2   NET Late - TBD - Ariane 64 [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4 (or Early 2023)
NET Late - ViaSat 3 Asia - Ariane 64 / 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-4 / 3 (or Early 2023)
TBD - SHALOM - Vega - Kourou ZLV
TBD - THEOS-2 HR - Vega - 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 - 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:
Q1 - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET Q2 - GO-1 (GSO small satellites mission) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
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
TBD - FORMOSAT 7R (TRITON) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - PRETTY - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - µHETsat - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - MTCube 2 (ROBUSTA-1E) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Méditerranée (ROBUSTA-3A) - Vega / Vega C  - Kourou ZLV
TBD - NESS - Vega / Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Nano-JASMINE - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV

Starsem's launches:
January 27 - OneWeb L14 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST38) - Baikonur 31/6
NET February - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST39) - Baikonur 31/6
NET March - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST40) - Baikonur 31/6
NET April - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST41) - Baikonur 31/6
NET May - OneWeb (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST42) - Baikonur 31/6

2023
March - EarthCARE [Earth Explorer 6], ASAP-S #1 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS32) - Kourou ELS
March - Galaxy 37 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q1 - Euclid - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS31) - Kourou ELS
August - BIOMASS (Biomass monitoring mission for Carbon Assessment) [Earth Explorer 7] - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET August - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
Q3 - MLS PoC (GTO): Uhura-1 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q3 - SSMS #7: PLATiNO-2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CSO 3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) - Ariane 5 ECA+/62 - Kourou ELA-3/4
TBD - Dream Chaser United Nations space mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 5 ECA+ / 64 - Kourou ELA-3/4
TBD - Optus-11 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - PROBA 3 Coronagraph, PROBA 3 Occulter - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CO3D 1, CO3D 2, CO3D 3, CO3D 4 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Space Rider flight 1 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV (or 2024)
TBD - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV (or 2024)
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

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

2024
Early - Sentinel-2C - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
March - MTG-S1 (Sentinel-4A) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
March - MetOp-SG A1 (EPS-SG-a, Sentinel-5A) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q2)
Q1 - MLS #2 (550km, Inclination 88°) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
H1 - Eutelsat 36D comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q2 - SSMS #8 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q3 - SSMS #9 (Equatorial) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q3 - SSMS #10 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q4 - SSMS #11 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
Q4 - MLS #3 (550km, Inclination 88°) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - G2G (xTBD) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
October 14 - Hera, Juventas, APEX (Asteroid Prospection Explorer) - Ariane 64/ASTRIS - Kourou ELA-4
October - FLEX (Fluorescence Explorer satellite) [Earth Explorer 8] - Vega C (TBD)  - Kourou ZLV
October - Sentinel-3C - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
December - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q4)
TBD - CSG-3 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
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
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
September - MTG-I2 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q3 - MLS #4 (GO-1) - Ariane 6/ASTRIS - Kourou ELA-4
Q3 - MLS #5 (500km, SSO) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - MLS #6 (Highway to the Moon) - Ariane 6/ASTRIS - Kourou ELA-4
December - Jason-CS-B (Sentinel-6B) - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV (or Q1 2026) (or Falcon 9)
Late - Sentinel-7A (CO2M 1) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
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)

2026
September - ERO (Earth Return Orbiter) [Mars Sample Return] - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
H2 - FORUM (Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring) [Earth Explorer 9 candidate] - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou
Q4 - PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - SKIM (Sea-surface Kinematics Multiscale monitoring) [Earth Explorer 9 candidate] - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou

2027
Q2 - Sentinel-11A (CIMR) - TBD - Kourou
Midyear - Sentinel-12A (ROSE-L) - TBD - Kourou
Q3 - Sentinel-8A (LSTM) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - EL3 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - CLTV - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Sentinel-9A (CRISTAL) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV

Piggybacked:
TBD - MERLIN (MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN) - Vega C - Kourou ZLV

2028
Early - Sentinel-7B (CO2M 2) - TBD - Kourou
November - Sentinel-3D - TBD - Kourou

2029
January - Human Lunar Exploration (ascent module) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 - Aeolus FO - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey), Comet Interceptor (fast mission) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2030
December - MTG-I3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or January 2031    2032 )
Late - Sentinel-7C (CO2M 3) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Syracuse-4C - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2031
March - MetOp-SG A2 (Sentinel-5B) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - EnVision [M5 mission] - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2032-2033)

2032
March - MTG-S2 (Sentinel-4B) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2033
March - MetOp-SG B2 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2032)

2034
TBD - ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2037
TBD - LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) (eLISA, NGO) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2038
March - MetOp-SG A3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
December - Sentinel-5C - TBD - Kourou

2039
June - MetOp-SG B3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2041
TBD - MTG-I4 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

Unclear:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site
NET 2022 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET 2022 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
2022-2027 - Eutelsat comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Late 2023 - SPAINSAT NG I - Ariane 5/6 - Kourou ELA-3/4 (or 2024) (or Falcon 9)
NET 2024 - SPAINSAT NG II - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Falcon 9)
NET 2025 - CSG-4 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
NET 2025 - Arctic Weather Satellite mission constellation - TBD - Kourou
2020's  NET 2025 - G2G (xTBD) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (multiple launches)
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
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
2030's - test flight - Ariane Next (Ariane 7) - Kourou
NLT 2040 - Gaia-2 (Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics) - TBD - Kourou
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

Probably cancelled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site
NET 2022 - GO-3S (Geostationary Observation Space Surveillance System) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET 2022 - THR NG - TBD - Kourou

Statistics:

Orbital launches from Hammaguir - 4 (Diamant A - 4)
Orbital launches from CSG - 309 (Diamant B - 5, Europa II - 1, Diamant BP.4 - 3, Ariane 1 - 11, Ariane 2 - 6, Ariane 3 - 11, Ariane 4 - 116, Ariane 5 - 111, Soyuz ST - 25, Vega - 20)

Satellites from Hammaguir - 4
Satellites from CSG - 642

Acronyms:
ASAP-S - Arianespace System for Auxiliary Payloads for Soyuz rocket
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
G2G - Galileo Second Generation
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 November 16th
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Changes on November 19th
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Changes on December 1st
Changes on December 3rd
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2322 on: 11/16/2021 08:36 am »
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1460537823715643392
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Minus-10 minutes. Weather conditions are favorable for launch this morning in French Guiana.

Liftoff of the 20th Vega rocket is set for precisely 4:27:55am EST (0927:55 GMT) with the three CERES reconnaissance satellites for the French military.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2323 on: 11/16/2021 10:00 pm »
Cross-post:
From Stephen Clark's article on the VV20 launch:

French military intelligence satellites launch on Vega rocket (bolds mine) [dated November 16]

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The next Vega launch will be the debut flight of an upgraded version of the rocket called the Vega C <snip>

The Vega C’s inaugural launch is scheduled no earlier than April from French Guiana. Teams at the spaceport will spend the next couple months completing modifications to the launch pad’s mobile gantry to accommodate the larger rocket.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2324 on: 11/17/2021 02:22 am »
According to this Avio employee, there are only two "classic" Vega's left to launch. I don't know if he was counting VV20 in or not... (so I think you can remove many "Vega/Vega C" in the manifest)

https://twitter.com/ClosertoSpace/status/1460533316625608712
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2325 on: 11/17/2021 04:31 am »
According to this Avio employee, there are only two "classic" Vega's left to launch. I don't know if he was counting VV20 in or not... (so I think you can remove many "Vega/Vega C" in the manifest)

Quote from: Google translate
So, there are only two classic Vegas left to launch, before there are only Vega C.

https://twitter.com/ClosertoSpace/status/1460533316625608712

Same conclusion reached in this cross-post:
One question that I have not seen a clear statement anywhere: is the "standard" Vega going to be phased out after Vega C starts flying? If so how many are left?

After the Vega VV20 launch and the following Vega-C maiden flight, there should be 2 standard Vega left.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/09/28/arianespace-procures-first-batch-of-upgraded-vega-c-rockets-preps-for-ariane-6-order/
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2326 on: 11/17/2021 06:51 am »
November 17, 2021

Arianespace to launch Australian satellite Optus-11 with Ariane 6

- Arianespace signed a contract with Australian operator SingTel Optus to orbit the Optus-11 satellite using the Ariane 6 heavy launch vehicle.

– Optus-11 will be the seventh SingTel Optus satellite launched by Arianespace.

Arianespace and Australian operator SingTel Optus signed the launch contract for the Optus-11 communications satellite. The launch, scheduled for the second half of 2023, will use the Ariane 64 version of the Ariane 6 launcher, with four solid boosters.

Optus-11 is a Ku-band communications satellite with a coverage zone encompassing Australia and New Zealand. Optus-11 incorporates a number of advanced technologies, especially the latest developments in digital processing, plus active antennas enabling the creation of several thousand beams. Fully configurable in orbit, this satellite will expand the capacity of the operator’s current geostationary orbit constellation – making it the largest constellation ever deployed by an Australian company.

“We are delighted and honored by this renewed mark of confidence from the operator SingTel Optus,” noted Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace. “Over the last 21 years, we have carried out all launches for Optus, and Ariane 6 will now continue this long and successful track record.”

“A vital element to the successful deployment of a new satellite are the partners that we work with. We are delighted to be partnering again with Arianespace, who’s demonstrated over many years the ability to consistently deliver a precise deployment and speed to orbit,” said Ben White, Managing Director, Wholesale, Satellite and Strategy at Optus.

The Ariane 64 configuration for this mission provides enhanced performance to inject the Optus-11 satellite into a high-energy geostationary transfer orbit, enabling it to start operation more quickly.


https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-launch-optus-11-ariane-6/

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2327 on: 11/18/2021 04:04 pm »
Cross-post:
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12/1/2021 - 9:31 PM (GMT-3) Launch VS26 GALILEO FOC M9
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hmm,
launch 12/02/2021, 00:31 UTC  ???
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2328 on: 11/19/2021 11:45 pm »
The second Ariane 6 launch will be for Galileo:

The Ariane 6 countdown: Q&A with ArianeGroup civil program manager Franck Huiban [dated Nov. 19]

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Who is Ariane 6’s first commercial customer at the moment?

The second launch will be for Galileo, which is not commercial. Arianespace, the company responsible for marketing and operating the launch service, has announced a contract with Viasat, which is today the first commercial customer on Ariane 64 [Ariane 6’s four-booster variant].

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2329 on: 11/19/2021 11:56 pm »
The second Ariane 6 launch will be for Galileo:
Are there two or three Galileo launches on Soyuz before this flight?
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2330 on: 11/20/2021 12:48 am »
The second Ariane 6 launch will be for Galileo:
Are there two or three Galileo launches on Soyuz before this flight?

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December 2 - Galileo-FOC FM23 (Patrick), Galileo-FOC FM24 (Shriya) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS26) - Kourou ELS - 00:31

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April  - Galileo-FOC FM25 (Nikolina), Galileo-FOC FM26 (Julina) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS29) - Kourou ELS

September - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS30) - Kourou ELS

NET late - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 (FM2) - Kourou ELA-4 (or early 2023)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2331 on: 11/22/2021 06:42 pm »
VS26 launch time to the second; my bold:
EUSPA email presser:

https://euspa.uxmail.io/x/rfAY3LqNK9Z9w4uMI9XgSaesksX5dZWyjwXrKEWGS1beSYCXUZq6odzQyDM3zX2ENLC28wusmfEmN9F6_rypFZNFKTylUISIJ3Zduw/

Most notable is the more detailed 00:31:27 UTC launch time.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2332 on: 11/22/2021 09:16 pm »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2021/11/22/nasa-provides-update-on-webb-telescope-launch/
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NASA Provides Update on Webb Telescope Launch

The launch readiness date for the James Webb Space Telescope is moving to no earlier than Dec. 22 to allow for additional testing of the observatory, following a recent incident that occurred during Webb’s launch preparations.

The incident occurred during operations at the satellite preparation facility in Kourou, French Guiana, performed under Arianespace overall responsibility. Technicians were preparing to attach Webb to the launch vehicle adapter, which is used to integrate the observatory with the upper stage of the Ariane 5 rocket. A sudden, unplanned release of a clamp band – which secures Webb to the launch vehicle adapter – caused a vibration throughout the observatory.

A NASA-led anomaly review board was immediately convened to investigate and instituted additional testing to determine with certainty the incident did not damage any components. NASA and its mission partners will provide an update when the testing is completed at the end of this week.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2333 on: 11/25/2021 12:25 am »
NET December 22 launch date and launch window open time; my bold:
Testing Confirms Webb Telescope on Track for Targeted Dec. 22 Launch

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Engineering teams have completed additional testing confirming NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is ready for flight, and launch preparations are resuming toward Webb’s target launch date of Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7:20 a.m. EST.
= 12:20 UTC
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2334 on: 12/01/2021 02:11 am »
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The launch of the Soyuz-ST carrier rocket was postponed for a day

12/01/2021 01:30

The launch of the Soyuz-ST-B carrier rocket, scheduled for December 2, 2021 from the Guiana Space Center, has been postponed for a day due to unfavorable weather conditions. The decision to postpone the launch was made by the French security service on the safety parameters of CNES.

The launch of the Soyuz-ST-B launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage and Galileo spacecraft is currently scheduled for December 3 at 03:27 Moscow time.
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https://www.roscosmos.ru/33505/
= December 3 00:27 UTC
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« Reply #2335 on: 12/02/2021 11:42 am »
Micro-geostationary satellite wins ESA support

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A small European telecommunications satellite intended for launch into geostationary orbit some 36 000 kilometres above the Earth – which can be used as a basis for future satellites – has won support from ESA.

The new satellite product line and its first protoflight model will be developed and built under a Partnership Project between ESA and SWISSto12, a small to medium-sized enterprise based in Renens, Switzerland. SWISSto12 – which will lead an international consortium – is already marketing this new satellite to commercial operators, which will be able to use it to stream data or broadcast television. The first satellite is due for launch in 2025.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2336 on: 12/02/2021 07:41 pm »
Cross-post; Soyuz Galileo launch delayed to December 4, 00:23 UTC.  Equals December 3, 21:23 local time in French Guiana.

Quote from: Roskosmos tweet, Google translate
The launch of the Soyuz-ST-B rocket with #Galileo spacecraft , scheduled for December 3 from the Guiana Space Center, was postponed for a day due to the unavailability of the French shipborne station for receiving telemetry information. Now the launch is scheduled for December 4 at 03:23 Moscow time.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2338 on: 12/04/2021 03:49 am »
https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1466930393416880135?cxt=HHwWjsCynfbaytsoAAAA
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Exact scheduled liftoff time tomorrow for #Soyuz rocket with Galileo satellites is 7:19:20 p.m. EST, 21:19:20 local   (03:19:20 Moscow Time on December 5): https://russianspaceweb.com/galileo13.html

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« Reply #2339 on: 12/05/2021 05:06 am »
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vs26-galileo-soyuz-success-arianespace/
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VS26: Galileo successfully expands his fleet with Arianespace

- On Saturday, December 4, Arianespace has successfully orbited two satellites from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. This was the eleventh launch for the constellation by Arianespace, which has now orbited 28 satellites, including 4 IOV, for Galileo.

– With this 13th success of the year, Arianespace hits a new milestone by launching the 179th and 180th satellites for European institutions.

On Saturday, December 4, at 09:19 p.m. local time, a Soyuz launcher lifted off from the CSG in Kourou, French Guiana, and successfully orbited two satellites built by OHB System: Galileo FOC-M9 (23-24), SAT 27-28, as a part of Europe’s Galileo constellation.

These two satellites are the 179th and 180th launched on behalf of European institutions. More precisely, it is the 61st mission launched by Arianespace for ESA and the 23rd and 24th FOC satellites launched by Arianespace for the European Commission.

“Congratulations Europe! With this 11th launch for Galileo, the constellation is now counting 28 satellites in orbit. Arianespace is proud to guarantee a secure and autonomous access to space with the deployment of Galileo, marking another step towards European independence in satellite navigation,” said Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace. “I would like to thank the European Union, especially the European Commission, as well as the European Space Agency, our direct customer for this launch, for continuing to trust us with their satellites.”

Operational since 2016, Galileo is the global navigation satellite system that is fully financed and owned by the European Union. Under civilian control, it offers high-precision positioning, navigation and timing services to more than 2,3 billion users worldwide. Undertaken by a European partnership, the European Commission manages Galileo, with European Space Agency (ESA) as the design authority overseeing its development, procuring satellites and the ground segment, and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) overseeing Galileo operations and service provision.

The medium-lift Soyuz (produced by Progress Space Rocket Center, part of the Russian space agency Roscosmos) entered service from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in October 2011, bringing the industry’s longest-operating launcher to the world’s most modern launch base. Soyuz is a four-stage launcher, designed with extremely high reliability requirements for its use in manned missions. This flight will also mark 10 years of Soyuz operations in French Guiana and its 26th mission for the European Spaceport.

VS26 figures:

    337th launch overall for the Arianespace family of launchers (301st launch of the family at CSG),
    Galileo FOC-M9 are the 1063rd and 1064th satellites launched by Arianespace,
    Galileo FOC-M9 are the 490th and 491st satellites launched on Soyuz by Arianespace (66th and 67th at CSG).

 

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