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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2380 on: 01/09/2022 11:39 am »
https://www.midilibre.fr/2022/01/02/labecedaire-de-ce-qui-nous-attend-a-montpellier-cette-annee-2022-10023040.php
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The Montpellier University Space Center, Van Halen Foundation, will put the finishing touches on the Robusta-3A Méditerranée nano satellite, which will be tasked with anticipating Cévennes episodes through meteorological records. The small craft, the size of three Rubik's cubes in a row, could be sent into orbit in 2023.

Two nano satellites “made in Montpellier” will take off this year aboard Vega C, from the Guyanese space center in Kourou. They are called Robusta MTCube 2 and Celesta and are tasked with different analyzes on the memories for the first and the radiative environment in low orbit for the second.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2383 on: 01/09/2022 02:08 pm »
https://www.cnews.fr/science/2021-04-29/espace-tout-savoir-sur-yoda-cet-engin-de-guerre-protecteur-de-satellites-1076052
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Will the Force accompany Yoda? Described as a space “patroller” programmed to protect our military satellites, this new kind of high-tech soldier bears witness to a little-known war unfolding just above our heads.

If this project, carried by the French army in collaboration with the Cnes, refers to the famous little green jedi from Star Wars , it is also the acronym of a more martial name: Eyes in Orbite for an Agile Demonstrator. Already under development, its full-scale test phase could be "put into orbit" as early as 2024.
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 How will it work?

Still few technical elements have filtered about the project. However, we know that the Yoda patrol boat will operate in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 35,786 km. "It will be made up of two nanosatellites weighing 10 to 20 kg, which will operate in geostationary orbit in order to validate the technologies for approaching a satellite, size the payloads for proximity operations and train operators from the command of space to operations in space, ”thus summarizes the report by deputy Jean-Jacques Ferrara, available here .

The idea will therefore be to have a machine capable of detecting a potential threat that would target one of its military satellites to come to its side and face it. But Yoda's first step would above all be to teach ground operators how to maneuver such a machine, without necessarily carrying technologies capable of countering an attack.

Its service life would be 5 to 10 years in space, specifies the document which pleads for mastery of space to be a priority. And the deputy added: "on the basis of the results obtained by Yoda, a heavier patrol satellite - of around one hundred kilograms - and truly operational can then be launched around 2030".

https://www.numerama.com/sciences/665644-la-france-construit-yoda-un-patrouilleur-spatial-pour-proteger-ses-satellites.html
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The geostationary orbit is located exactly at an altitude of 35,786 km. It is at this altitude that the military satellites Athena Fidus, Sicral 2 and the future Syracuse 4 evolve. The parliamentary report also notes that the arrival of operational vehicles around 2028 or 2029 "corresponds to a reference year" for future satellites: Syracuse 4 C, Iris and Celeste.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2384 on: 01/10/2022 09:44 am »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2022
01 -

Starsem's launches:
01 -

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

2022
February 10 - OneWeb L13 (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS27) - Kourou ELS
Late March - Galileo-FOC FM25 (Patrick), Galileo-FOC FM26 (Julina) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS28) - Kourou ELS
April - MEASAT-3d, GSAT-24 - Ariane 5ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3
  April   May - LARES 2, ABCS (AstroBio CubeSat), CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D), GreenCube, MTCube 2 (ROBUSTA-1E) - Vega C (VV21/VVC1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELV (or Q2)
NET late June - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS, Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA258) - Kourou ELA-3
Midyear - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)
Midyear - Eutelsat Hotbird 13G - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)
July-August - Pleiades Neo 5, Pleiades Neo 6 (Dual SSO Launch) - Vega C (VV22/VVC2) - Kourou ELV
September - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS29) - Kourou ELS
September - SSMS #4: KOMPSAT-7 - Vega C (VV23/VVC3) - Kourou ELV
Q3 - Eutelsat 10B, Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA259) - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q3 - TBD - Ariane 62 (FM1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36, MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
December - Sentinel-1C (ROSE-C) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELS / ELA-4 (or Mid-2023)
December  - CSO 3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2023)
TBD - PLATiNO-1 - Vega - Kourou ELV
TBD - THEOS-2 HR - Vega - Kourou ELV
TBD - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ELV

Piggybacked:
NET Q2 - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q2 - GOMX-5A, GOMX-5B - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - NESS - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - FORMOSAT 7R (TRITON) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - PRETTY - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - µHETsat - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Nano-JASMINE - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - THEOS-2 LR - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV

Starsem's launches:
March 5 - OneWeb L14 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST38) - Baikonur 31/6
NET April - OneWeb L15 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST39) - Baikonur 31/6
NET May - OneWeb L16 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST40) - Baikonur 31/6
NET June - OneWeb L17 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST41) - Baikonur 31/6
NET July - OneWeb L18 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST42) - Baikonur 31/6
NET August - OneWeb L19 (x36) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (ST43) - Baikonur 31/6

2023
NET Early - TBD - Ariane 64 [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
NET Early - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
March - EarthCARE [Earth Explorer 6], ASAP-S #1 - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS??) - Kourou ELS
March - Galaxy 37 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q1 - Euclid - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS??) - Kourou ELS
NET Q1 - SSMS #5 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q1 - SSMS #6 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Early  Q2 - ViaSat 3 Asia - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
April - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3 (or NET August)
August - BIOMASS (Biomass monitoring mission for Carbon Assessment) [Earth Explorer 7] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - MLS PoC (GTO): Uhura-1 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q3 - SSMS #7 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - Space Rider flight 1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
H2 - Optus-11 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 64 / 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-4 /3
TBD - Lunar Rideshare Mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2024)
TBD - LUXEOSys (NAOS) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - PROBA 3 Coronagraph, PROBA 3 Occulter - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV
TBD - CO3D 1, CO3D 2, CO3D 3, CO3D 4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - TBD - Vega C+ (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV
TBD - TBD - Vega C/VEnUS - Kourou ELV
TBD - TBD - Vega C light (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV

Piggybacked:
Early - MicroCarb - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - CubeSpec - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - Méditerranée (ROBUSTA-3A) - Vega / Vega C  - Kourou ELV
TBD - Hemeria GEO sat (x2) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - GO-1 (GSO small satellites mission) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Alina lander (Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module), Audi lunar quattro rover - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4

2024
Early - Sentinel-2C - Vega C - Kourou ELV
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 ELV
Q3 - SSMS #9 (Equatorial) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - SSMS #10 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - SSMS #11 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
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 - Sentinel-3C - Vega C - Kourou ELV
  2023   November - SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou
December - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q4)
TBD - PLATiNO-2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - CSG-3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or 2023)
TBD - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or 2023)
TBD - Space Rider flight 4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - TanDEM-L - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)
TBD - EDRS-D (hosted payload) -  Ariane / 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-/3
2023  TBD - Dream Chaser United Nations space mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM31, Galileo-FOC FM32 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - first flight - Miura 5 - Kourou

Piggybacked:
TBD - TANGO-Carbon, TANGO-Nitro (Twin ANthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Observers) - Vega C / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELV / ELA-4
TBD - RACE 1, RACE 2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - M-ARGO (Miniaturised – Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - VMMO (Volatile and Mineralogy Mapping Orbiter) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - LUMIO (LUnar Meteoroid Impacts Observer) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - YODA demonstrator (x2) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - AWS prototype - Vega C / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELV / ELA-4

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)
October 2024  Midyear - FLEX (Fluorescence Explorer satellite) [Earth Explorer 8] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Midyear - ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
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 ELV (or Q1 2026) (or Falcon 9)
Late - Sentinel-7A (CO2M 1) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Syracuse-4C - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - SHALOM - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Space Rider flight 5 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - TBD - Vega E  (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV
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 ELV
TBD - HRWS-X SAR  - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD) (or   2023  2026)

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

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

Piggybacked:
TBD - YODA - Ariane 6 - 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 (or 2032)

2033
March - MetOp-SG B2 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

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 ELV
NET 2022 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
2022-2027 - Eutelsat comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Late 2023 - SPAINSAT NG I - Ariane 6 / 5 - Kourou ELA-4 /3 (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 ELV
NET 2025 - AWS constellation (x16) - 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 ELV
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
2028-2029 - Iris (military optical observing capabilities) - TBD - Kourou
2028-2029 - 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 ELV

Statistics:

Orbital launches from Hammaguir - 4 (Diamant A - 4)
Orbital launches from CSG - 311 (Diamant B - 5, Europa II - 1, Diamant BP.4 - 3, Ariane 1 - 11, Ariane 2 - 6, Ariane 3 - 11, Ariane 4 - 116, Ariane 5 - 112, Soyuz ST - 26, Vega - 20)

Satellites from Hammaguir - 4
Satellites from CSG - 645

Acronyms:
ASAP-S - Arianespace System for Auxiliary Payloads for Soyuz rocket
AWS - Arctic Weather Satellite
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
HRWS-X - High Resolution Wide Swath SAR system for earth observation in X-Band
ION-SVC - In Orbit Now - Satellite Carrier Vehicle
LSTM - Land Surface Temperature Monitoring
MLS - Multi Launch System
NAOS - National Advanced Optical System
NESS – Nanosat 3U for Surveillance of the civilian Spectrum
PoC - Proof of Concept
RACE - Rendezvous Autonomous Cubesats Experiment
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
YODA - Yeux en Orbite pour un Démonstrateur Agile

Changes on January 10th
Changes on January 11th
Changes on January 15th
Changes on January 19th
Changes on January 21st
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2385 on: 01/10/2022 12:45 pm »
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9472672
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Abstract:
This paper presents the High-Resolution Wide-Swath (HRWS) mission as the next German civilian spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system for earth observation in X-Band. Following the successful path of the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X missions, HRWS is designed to guarantee the X-band data and service continuity for institutional, scientific and commercial users well beyond the year 2030. HRWS is a very innovative multistatic SAR mission exploiting the formation flight of one active main satellite and three smaller passive companion satellites. With HRWS the novel MirrorSAR concept will be implemented in space for the first time. The HRWS mission has been approved for realization in December 2020 and, as for the current planning, the launch is expected in the time frame of 2026/2027. This paper presents an overview of the outstanding capabilities and new technologies of HRWS, including F-SCAN, digital beam-forming, hybrid agility, and single-pass dual-baseline interferometry, as well as the various fields of applications.
Published in: EUSAR 2021; 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Date of Conference: 29 March-1 April 2021

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2386 on: 01/10/2022 01:36 pm »
https://spacenews.com/arianespace-looks-to-transitions-of-vehicles-and-business-in-2022/
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Those missions will be followed by the launch of the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or JUICE, mission in the first half of 2023 as the final Ariane 5 mission. “We are quite happy that we will end the brilliant life of Ariane 5 with such an ambitious mission for ESA,” he said.
“The overlap between both launchers will be quite limited,” Israël said in a later interview. He projected three Ariane 6 launches in 2023, followed by an “ambitious ramp up” to eight launches in 2024 and 10 to 12 in 2025. “We are prepared for this ramp up due to the high level of demand.”
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As Arianespace introduces the Ariane 6 and Vega C, the future of Soyuz launches from French Guiana is unclear. While four Soyuz launches from the pad there are scheduled for this year and two next year, Israël raised questions about the use of that facility after 2023.
“We need to have the guarantee of a number of payloads, and it’s not certain because Ariane 6 and Vega C should now take over what Soyuz has delivered,” he said at the briefing. “We’ve had discussions with our Russian partners to see whether there is a business case to go beyond 2023 or not.”
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2387 on: 01/10/2022 01:42 pm »
https://www.popsci.com/space/jupiter-moons-juice-mission/
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Scheduled to launch in April 2023, JUICE will blast off from an Ariane 5 rocket before embarking on a 7.6-year journey to reach the gas giant.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2388 on: 01/10/2022 06:13 pm »
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9472672
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Abstract:
This paper presents the High-Resolution Wide-Swath (HRWS) mission as the next German civilian spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system for earth observation in X-Band. Following the successful path of the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X missions, HRWS is designed to guarantee the X-band data and service continuity for institutional, scientific and commercial users well beyond the year 2030. HRWS is a very innovative multistatic SAR mission exploiting the formation flight of one active main satellite and three smaller passive companion satellites. With HRWS the novel MirrorSAR concept will be implemented in space for the first time. The HRWS mission has been approved for realization in December 2020 and, as for the current planning, the launch is expected in the time frame of 2026/2027. This paper presents an overview of the outstanding capabilities and new technologies of HRWS, including F-SCAN, digital beam-forming, hybrid agility, and single-pass dual-baseline interferometry, as well as the various fields of applications.
Published in: EUSAR 2021; 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Date of Conference: 29 March-1 April 2021

More recent paper definitively states 2027 as the expected launch year:

German X-Band Spaceborne SAR Heritage and the Future HRWS Mission

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This paper provides an overview of the German spaceborne radar program starting with the X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument on board the Shuttle Imaging Radar missions (SIR-C/X-SAR) in 1994, followed by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000. The German national satellite radar program began in 2007 with the launch of the satellite TerraSAR-X, which is providing since then high-resolution X-band images for scientific, commercial and governmental applications. TanDEM-X, an almost identical twin, joined TerraSAR-X in 2010 to form the first bistatic SAR interferometer consisting of two satellites in close formation flight. The TanDEM-X mission generated a global, high-resolution digital elevation model of the Earth surface with unprecedented accuracy. The High-Resolution Wide-Swath (HRWS) mission has been approved for realization at the end of 2020. It is a very ambitious multistatic SAR mission exploiting the formation flight of one active main satellite and three smaller passive companion satellites. HRWS implements for the first time in space the novel MirrorSAR concept. As for the current planning, the launch is expected in 2027.
Published in: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS
Date of Conference: 11-16 July 2021

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2389 on: 01/11/2022 07:06 am »
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-launch-optus-11-ariane-6/
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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.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2390 on: 01/11/2022 07:36 am »
https://www.sncorp.com/press-releases/unoosa-snc-call-for-interest-dream-chaser-landing-site/
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WASHINGTON D.C./VIENNA, October 22, 2019 – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the opening of a Call For Interest (CFI) for UN Member States to provide a landing site for the Dream Chaser on its return from a mission expected to occur around 2024.

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« Reply #2391 on: 01/11/2022 08:20 am »
https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/smile/default.asp
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SMILE: Canada to play key role in first-ever mission to observe the chain of events behind space weather

Launch: November 2024
Mission duration: 3 to 5 years
Mission status: In development

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« Reply #2392 on: 01/11/2022 08:40 am »
https://www.ruag.com/en/news/esas-new-arctic-weather-satellite-flies-power-system-ruag-space
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With the mission, ESA is embracing the New Space approach. Anders Linder, head of the Electronics Product Group at RUAG Space, comments: “What makes AWS distinctive as an ESA project is that it embraces the New Space way-of-working. This means that cost-effective automotive grade components will be used, and agile development methods applied. Our team is determined to showcase what can be achieved by adopting a state-of-the-art approach here. We are excited to move forward with our customer Omnisys Instrument Sweden and work together with the entire AWS consortium for a successful mission.”

RUAG Space’s Power System is set to be delivered in Q4 2022. The launch of the prototype satellite weighting about 120 kilograms is planned to take place in 2024. The now ordered prototype is planned to be followed-up by a constellation of 16 AWS satellites. Subject to a follow-up decision after the prototype, the constellation would be implemented with the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites EUMETSAT according to the cooperation model established with the Meteosat and MetOp satellites.

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« Reply #2393 on: 01/11/2022 09:21 am »
https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Transportation/Space_Rider/ESA_signs_contracts_for_reusable_Space_Rider_up_to_maiden_flight
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Activities are on track for the first flight of Space Rider in the third quarter of 2023 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Transportation/Space_Rider/Announcement_of_opportunity_to_fly_payloads_on_ESA_s_Space_Rider
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Space Rider’s planned debut is in 2023. Launched on a Vega-C rocket, it will provide a laboratory in space for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. ESA has released a dedicated Announcement of Opportunity with no restriction on nationality for commercial or institutional customers.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2394 on: 01/11/2022 11:06 am »
Ride into space on Vega-C secured for FLEX and Altius

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A contract signed with Arianespace secures the joint launch for two satellites that will further knowledge of our home planet. Scheduled to lift off on a new class of rocket, ESA’s Vega-C, from Europe’s Spaceport in mid-2025, FLEX will yield new information about the health of the world’s plants and Altius will deliver profiles of ozone and other trace gases in the upper atmosphere to support services such as weather forecasting.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2395 on: 01/11/2022 05:38 pm »
January 11, 2022


Arianespace to launch with Vega C FLEX & ALTIUS, two ESA programmes at the service of environment

- FLEX is developed within ESA’s Future Earth Observation Programme, and will be able to measure photosynthetic activity from space.

– ALTIUS is developed within ESA’s Earth Watch Programme, and aims to overwatch ozone and other trace gases in the upper atmosphere, thus supporting weather forecasting and monitor long-term climate evolutions.

– Both those missions represent Arianespace additional contribution to ESA’s and Europe’s engagement regarding climate change issues and challenges.

Arianespace and the European Space Agency ESA have signed a contract to secure the launch of FLEX and ALTIUS on Vega C, from Europe’s Spaceport mid-2025.

FLEX (Fluorescence Explorer) is the Earth Explorer N°8 (following the most recent EarthCare & Biomass Earth Explorers programs), to quantify photosynthetic activity and plant stress by mapping vegetation fluorescence. FLEX works in tandem with the SENTINEL 3 satellites (thus the same orbital plane requirements). This satellite is manufactured by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, with the instrument provided by Leonardo.

ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) is an Earth Watch program to measure the atmospheric gases – ozone and others. This satellite is developed by the Belgium manufacturer QinetiQ Space S.A.

Both missions are designed to fly to a Low Earth Orbit (sun synchronous), together on the same dedicated Vega C launch, or alternatively on two different Vega C vehicles. Taking advantage of the remaining performance available on those missions, additional small satellites may embark as auxiliaries. As those two satellites are aiming to monitor climate change and help scientific progress on Earth, these institutional missions place Europe at the spearhead of environmental action.

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-to-launch-with-vega-c-flex-altius-two-esa-programmes-at-the-service-of-environment/

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2396 on: 01/18/2022 11:35 am »
Arianespace to launch Microcarb on Vega C

January 18, 2022

Microcarb is a science satellite that will trace CO2 sinks and sources on a global scale.
The requested performance for this launch planned in 2023 is 190kg on a sun-synchronous orbit at 650km.
Arianespace has been awarded a launch contract by ESA, on behalf of the European Commission, to launch Microcarb in 2023 on Vega C. Microcarb is a 190kg satellite developed by CNES that will be delivered into a sun-synchronous orbit, 650km above the Earth.
 
“We are very proud of this new launch contract, which underlines the capacity of Arianespace to design the most competitive launch solutions, here with Vega C, to address the needs of European institutions”, Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace, declared. “We are particularly thrilled to make this iconic project a reality, which is a great example of cooperation between ESA, the European Commission and CNES, with the support of the industry, to better understand the impact of human activity on climate change”.
 
Microcarb is a small satellite designed to map sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the most important greenhouse gas — on a global scale. To better understand the impact of CO2 produced by human activity and how this greenhouse gas is released and absorbed, NASA launched the OCO-2 satellite in 2014. In 2023, CNES will take over this role with the launch of Microcarb. Its dispersive spectrometer instrument will be able to measure atmospheric concentration of CO2 globally with a high degree of precision (on the order of 1 ppm) and with a pixel size of 4.5 km x 9 km.
 
The instrument will be flown on a microsatellite built around CNES’s Myriade spacecraft bus with a payload designed and produced by Airbus Defence and Space. This mission involves the French scientific community studying climatology and the carbon cycle. The Microcarb mission includes funding from French Investments for the Future Programmes, as well as from the European Union framework programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-to-launch-microcarb-on-vega-c/

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« Reply #2397 on: 01/18/2022 11:27 pm »
First Vega-C flight now scheduled for May; Sentinel-1C scheduled for mid-2023 (or Q4 2022).

ESA considering moving up radar satellite launch after Sentinel-1B malfunction [dated Jan. 18] (bolds mine)

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The European Space Agency is considering accelerating the launch of a new Earth science satellite after an existing one malfunctioned last month and remains out of service.

Sentinel-1B, a radar imaging satellite launched in April 2016, malfunctioned Dec. 23. Shortly after the anomaly, ESA said they expected to take up to two weeks to restore the satellite to service. However, in a Jan. 7, update, officials said the malfunction was caused by a “potential serious problem related to a unit of the power system” on the spacecraft.

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As part of the overall Copernicus program, which is jointly run by ESA and the European Union, two new radar imaging satellites, Sentinel-1C and -1D, are in development. Sentinel-1C is scheduled to undergo a flight acceptance review in October before a launch currently scheduled for some time in 2023.

Aschbacher and other ESA officials suggested that launch could be moved up if Sentinel-1B cannot be restored. “We’re now looking into launching them as soon as we can,” he said of Sentinel-1C and -1D.

Simonetta Cheli, director of Earth observation at ESA, said that if the investigation into the Sentinel-1B malfunction doesn’t require any design changes to Sentinel-1C, ESA would be ready to launch Sentinel-1C at any time after the October flight acceptance review. “The current launch date is mid-’23 for -1C, so we would look for any opportunity for potentially launching earlier,” she said. “We don’t have an option yet.”

Daniel Neuenschwander, director of space transportation at ESA, said the launch manifest will depend on the date and outcome of the inaugural flight of the Vega-C, currently scheduled for May. “I see an opportunity at the end of ’22,” he said, with some contract modifications required to support an earlier launch.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2398 on: 01/19/2022 09:35 pm »
Total three Vega C launches scheduled for 2022.
https://spacenews.com/arianespace-looks-to-transitions-of-vehicles-and-business-in-2022/  [dated Jan 7]
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Also scheduled for 2022 is the introduction of the Vega C, the upgraded version of the Vega small launch vehicle, with its first launch planned for the second quarter. That will be followed up to two more Vega C launches later in the year.

No mention of remaining Vega launches (deduced to be two).

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[2022] could be even busier, with up to 17 launches on its manifest for 2022. That includes nine Soyuz launches from Baikonur and French Guiana as well as four Ariane 5 launches.
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Perhaps the most important launch of 2022 for Arianespace will be the inaugural launch of the Ariane 6, currently scheduled for the second half of the year.
17 launches:
Ariane 5: 4
Ariane 62: 1
Baikonur Soyuz: 6
Kourou Soyuz: 3
Vega C: 3

(More recently, there is, again, the possibility of Sentinel-1C launching on a Kourou Soyuz at the end of 2022.  If that happens, then the Kourou Soyuz and total number of launches would rise by one.  See the immediately preceding post.)

Deducing the three Vega C 2022 launches will be the following (VV21, VV22, VV23), on the deduction that the two remaining Vega launches are deferred to NET 2023:
Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2022
May April - LARES 2, ABCS (AstroBio CubeSat), CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D), GreenCube, MTCube 2 (ROBUSTA-1E) - Vega C (VV??) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELV (or Q2)

July-August - Pleiades Neo 5, Pleiades Neo 6 (Dual SSO Launch) - Vega C - Kourou ELV

Q3  September - SSMS #4: KOMPSAT-7 - Vega C - Kourou ELV

TBD - PLATiNO-1 - Vega - Kourou ELV
TBD - THEOS-2 HR - Vega - Kourou ELV
NET May  TBD - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or Q2)
TBD - KOMPSAT-7 - Vega C - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Pleiades Neo 5, Pleiades Neo 6 - Vega С - Kourou ZLV
TBD - CryoSat FO - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ZLV
TBD - Moon’s south pole samples return mission - TBD - Kourou

Piggybacked:
  Q1   NET Q2 - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q2 - GOMX-5A, GOMX-5B - Vega C / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou
TBD - FORMOSAT 7R (TRITON) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - PRETTY - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - µHETsat - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - NESS - Vega /  Vega C  / Soyuz (TBD) - Kourou ELV
TBD - Nano-JASMINE - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - THEOS 2 LR - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - MTCube 2 (ROBUSTA-1E) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ZLV

Changes on January 7th
Changes on January 9th
Changes on January 19th
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2399 on: 01/20/2022 10:00 pm »
Use of VV21 and VVC1 designations for the Vega C maiden flight:
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The journey of #VegaC towards its maiden flight continues: few days ago, its solid propellant motor P120C was activated and transferred from Regulus to @EuropeSpacePort EUP/K facilities ahead of flight #VV21 (#VVC1).
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