The French/German spy satellite CSO-3 switches back from Soyuz-ST to Ariane-6.Launch on Ariane 6 at the end of 2023. Several sources:https://www.tellerreport.com/tech/2022-03-04-the-next-french-spy-satellite-should-be-launched-by-ariane-6.HJLti5sJbc.htmlEuclid is also set to switch to Ariane 6.But has a lower priority. (Me: probably not until 2024)https://twitter.com/cieletespace/status/1499777051309576194The Ciel & Espace article is mostly behind a paywall. except with G..... webcache
Selon nos informations, le motoriste italien aurait sécurisé trois moteurs, qui sont en Italie, mais trois autres étaient en cours de fabrication par Youjnoye avant le début des hostilités.
According to our information, the Italian engine manufacturer has secured three engines, which are in Italy, but three others were being manufactured by Youjnoye before the start of hostilities.
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustESA’s David Parker: if able to restart cooperation with Roscosmos, a 2024 launch is feasible. If more radical changes needed, look at launch in 2026 and 2028. There are Russian instruments on the ExoMars rover, and Russia supplied radioisotope heating units for it.
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustAschbacher says even a 2026 launch of ExoMars is “very challenging, realistically” if major changes needed. Many technical and financial issues.
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustESA says using the inaugural Ariane 6 launch for one of the stranded Soyuz payloads is a possible option, but not necessarily likely. Not a baseline option but will be assessed.
Marcia Smith @SpcPlcyOnline[2nd try w/o the typos]Thomas Zurbuchen says KDP-B for Mars Sample Return is set for June. Will do dual-lander architecture with launch of both in 2028 and launch of Earth Return Orbiter in 2027. Return of samples in 2033.
Our Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer @ESA_JUICE has a new launch window!Liftoff on an @ariane5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou during a 5-25 April 2023 window, starting an 8-year interplanetary cruise to the Jupiter system.Explore #Juice's journey 👉
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustKuiper satellites per launch vehicle:Ariane 6: 35-40New Glenn: 61Vulcan: 45(From an ongoing breakfast event at #37space).
... For this contract, Arianespace will rely on the Ariane 64 vehicle, the highest performing European launcher which is perfectly tailored for the demanding work of deploying constellations. Ariane 6 will enter service and replace the Ariane 5 as Arianespace’s heavy lift workhorse.
... Out of the 18 A64 launches, 16 A64 will benefit from an increase in the power of the P120C solid boosters (called “P120C+” version).
- The European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission, and Arianespace have signed a launch contract for the third radar satellite in the Sentinel-1 mission, Sentinel-1C.– The launch is scheduled in the first half of 2023 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
TBD • Ariane 5 • MEASAT 3d & GSAT 24Launch window: TBDLaunch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French GuianaArianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA257, to launch the MEASAT 3d and GSAT 24 communications satellites. Built by Airbus Defense and Space for MEASAT, a Malaysian operator, MEASAT 3d is a multi-mission communications satellite outfitted with C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band payloads for direct-to-home TV broadcasting and internet services over Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. GSAT 24 is a direct-to-home TV broadcasting satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization. Delayed from April. [April 9]...June • Vega C • LARES 2Launch time: TBDLaunch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana