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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2440 on: 04/11/2022 10:39 pm »
I was under the impression that Eumetsat firmly ordered Soyuz-ST launches for Metop-SG A1 & B1. But apparently delays and higher demand for Gallileo forced the transition to Ariane 6.
I think for several launches; dots can be connected. for example:
2024
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

2025
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
 
MetOp-SG A1 is the main payload on the Ariane 62 MLS #2 launch.
Flex and Altius will launch on a shared Vega-C launch.

I think it's highly likely the Proba-3 will launch on a Vega not Vega C. It's a lightweight payload to an odd orbit (highly elliptical at 59deg inclination).

The launch list is way to long. Arianespace doesn't have this many launches in their backlog. Sorry for repeating myself on this point.
For example only Sentinel 1C has firmly been ordered, all other SSO Sentinel satellites have not been firmly ordered.
Also as far as I know, SpaceRider is stil in early study phase. The decision still has to be made to fully develop it.
Also the decision to fully develop Vega-C+/ Vega-E+ and Vega light still have to be made.

In my opinion the Arianespace launch schedule should be the launch backlog. But it also includes the European missions that are in the pipeline. I think a clearer distinction between backlog and pipeline would improve this topic.
AFAIK the Arianespace backlog does not have launches planned beyond 2026.

Then there is the question how to deal with other European launch providers; PLDspace Miura 5, ISAR Spectrum, RFA One, just to name a few. When these are available it's much less obvious smaller payloads, for example Sentinel-7/12 will launch via Arianespace.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2441 on: 04/11/2022 10:47 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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TBD • Ariane 5 • MEASAT 3d & GSAT 24
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace 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]
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June • Vega C • LARES 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana
It would be nice if they stated a source for the launch delays.
The reason for the VA257 delay is most likely problems with transporting the satellites to CSG.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2442 on: 04/18/2022 07:51 am »
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/ariane-6.htm
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1    Ariane-62    xx.xx.2022    Ko ELA-4     (dummy) / CuriumOne / OOV-Cube / 3Cat 4 / ISTSAT 1 / GRBBeta / SpaceCase SC-X01 / Bikini Demo

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2443 on: 04/18/2022 08:11 am »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2022
01 - February 10 - OneWeb L13 (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS27) - Kourou ELS - 18:09:37

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

2022
NET May   June    17   22 - MEASAT-3d, GSAT-24 - Ariane 5ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:03-22:43
Late June  July - LARES 2, ABCS (AstroBio CubeSat), CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D), GreenCube, MTCube 2 (ROBUSTA-1E) - Vega C (VV21/VVC1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELV
  July-   August - Pleiades Neo 5, Pleiades Neo 6 (Dual SSO Launch) - Vega C (VV22/VVC2) - Kourou ELV
September - SSMS #4: KOMPSAT-7 - Vega C (VV23/VVC3) - Kourou ELV
Q3 - Eutelsat 10B, Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA258) - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q4 - dummy payload, CuriumOne, OOV-Cube, 3Cat 4, ISTSAT 1, GRBBeta, SpaceCase SC-X01, Bikini Demo - Ariane 62 (FM1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
NET late June  Late - Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA258) - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - PLATiNO-1 - Vega - Kourou ELV
TBD - THEOS-2 HR - Vega - Kourou ELV
TBD - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM25 (Patrick), Galileo-FOC FM26 (Julina) - TBD - Kourou (TBD)
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM27, Galileo-FOC FM28 - TBD - Kourou (TBD)

Piggybacked:
NET Q2 - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q2 - GOMX-5A, GOMX-5B - Vega C - 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

2023
NET Early - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 2022  Q1 - Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36, MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3
NET Q1 - TBD - Ariane 64 [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q1 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13G - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q1 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q1 - SSMS #5 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q1 - SSMS #6 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
H1 - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
H1 - Sentinel-1C (ROSE-C) - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or Midyear)
Q2 - ViaSat 3 Asia - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
April 5-25 - 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
Late - CSO 3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
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
TBD - EarthCARE [Earth Explorer 6], ASAP-S #1 - TBD - Kourou

Piggybacked:
Early - MicroCarb - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - CubeSpec - Vega C - 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
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
  March   NET July - MetOp-SG A1 (EPS-SG-a, Sentinel-5A) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q2)
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
November - SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou (or early 2025)
TBD - Euclid - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - PLATiNO-2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - CSG-3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Space Rider flight 4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - TanDEM-L - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)
TBD - EDRS-D (hosted payload) -  Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
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
TBD - ELSA-m - Vega C - Kourou ELV

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)
NET January - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
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
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 - ERO (Earth Return Orbiter) [Mars Sample Return] - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
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 - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)
TBD - Harmony (Stereoid) [Earth Explorer 10 candidate] - TBD - Kourou (or 2028)

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

2035
  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 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2024) (or Falcon 9)
NET 2024 - SPAINSAT NG II - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Falcon 9)
NET 2024 - Kuiper (x35) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET 2024 - Kuiper (x35) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+  - Kourou ELA-4
2024-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
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 - 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 - Cairt [Earth Explorer 11 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
2031-2032 - Nitrosat [Earth Explorer 11 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
2031-2032 - Seastar [Earth Explorer 11 candidate] - TBD - Kourou
2031-2032 - Wivern [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 - 312 (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 - 27, Vega - 20)

Satellites from Hammaguir - 4
Satellites from CSG - 679

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 April 18th
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2444 on: 04/18/2022 04:10 pm »
NET late June - Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA258) - Kourou ELA-3
The launch was postponed some time ago.
Now Ovzon even writes:

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We have announced that the launch of the Ovzon 3
satellite will be delayed. It is now planned for late 2022.
source page 7 Ovzon Annual Report 2021


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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2445 on: 04/19/2022 07:06 pm »
Galaxy 35 launch Q4 2022:
FCC Filing for Galaxy 35

SAT-RPL-20220414-00041

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The satellite, which is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2022, will enable Intelsat to more intensively use the 4000-4200 MHz band, thereby facilitating the successful transition of existing services to the upper 200 MHz of C-band spectrum ahead of the clearing deadlines without any disruption to customers.

VA257 launch June 17:
SES-STA-INTR2022-01195

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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”), commencing June 17, 2022, to use its Riverside, California C-band earth station, Call Sign E040125, to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services for the GSAT-24 satellite. GSAT-24 is expected to launch on June 17, 2022.2 Intelsat expects the LEOP period to last approximately 20 days.

There are at least 2 filings, I think this is the most recent, I don't know what the difference is.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2446 on: 04/26/2022 12:19 pm »
Cross-post:
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/next-arianespace-launch-scheduled-for-june-22-with-ariane-5/

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5

-Ariane flight 257 is scheduled for June 22.

– The first Ariane 5 of the year will orbit two geostationary telecommunication satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24.

– Mission VA257 will help improve the broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific region.

This Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport, is scheduled for June 22, during a launch window from 21:03 to 22:43 UTC.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2447 on: 04/26/2022 12:20 pm »
Cross-post, my bold:
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/next-arianespace-launch-scheduled-for-june-22-with-ariane-5/

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5 [Apr 26]

-Ariane flight 257 is scheduled for June 22.

– The first Ariane 5 of the year will orbit two geostationary telecommunication satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24.

– Mission VA257 will help improve the broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific region.

This Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport, is scheduled for June 22, during a launch window from 21:03 to 22:43 UTC.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2448 on: 04/29/2022 09:19 am »
https://www.eumetsat.int/our-satellites/metop-series
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Future Satellites
Metop-SG A1
         Planned Launch date:  not earlier than July 2024
         Details:   823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO
       
Metop-SG B1
         Planned Launch date:   not earlier than January 2025
         Details:   823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4       

Metop-SG A2
         Planned Launch date:   2031
         Details:   823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO

Metop-SG B2
         Planned Launch date:    2032
         Details:     823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4

Metop-SG A3
         Planned Launch date:   2038
         Details:     823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO
       
Metop-SG B3
         Planned Launch date:   2039
         Details:   823-848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4


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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2449 on: 04/29/2022 01:38 pm »
https://www.eumetsat.int/our-satellites/metop-series
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Future Satellites
Metop-SG A1
         Planned Launch date:  not earlier than July 2024
         Details:   823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO
       
Metop-SG B1
         Planned Launch date:   not earlier than January 2025
         Details:   823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4       

Metop-SG A2
         Planned Launch date:   2031
         Details:   823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO

Metop-SG B2
         Planned Launch date:    2032
         Details:     823–848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4

Metop-SG A3
         Planned Launch date:   2038
         Details:     823–848 km, Sounding and Optical Imaging, METimage, IASI-NG, MWS, Sentinel-5, 3MI, RO
       
Metop-SG B3
         Planned Launch date:   2039
         Details:   823-848 km, Microwave imaging and sounding, SCA, MWI, ICI, RO, ADCS-4
Already figured out the logic behind this schedule.
A1 +1Y = B1. Replacement satellites are launched 7 years after the previous is launched.
Most likely A1, B1, A2 and B2 could operate all at the same time between 2032 and ~2036.
I made a ESA/European payload list years back. From that I can conclude that A1 had had a >3year launch schedule delay. Because of MetOp-C this isn't really a problem.
They are very likely to all launch on Ariane 62 with rideshare to SSO (MLS). But EUMETSAT ordered Soyuz-ST launches for MetOP-SG A1 & B1. But by 2024 Ariane 6 will be mature enough, and the Soyuz isn't currently available. So the delay might have automatically solved a problem. 

Only the METOP-SG A1 & B1 are on the launch manifest for Arianespace, EUMETSAT hasn't ordered the other launches and isn't likely to order them the next five years.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2450 on: 05/03/2022 04:42 pm »

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

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

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https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Athena_factsheet

Planned launch: 2035

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2451 on: 05/11/2022 08:19 pm »
https://www.avio.com/press-release/vega-c-vicino-al-lancio-inaugurale-successo-test-motore-vega-aumento-dei-ricavi

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Vega C's inaugural launch date is scheduled for late June 2022

https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Transportation/Vega/Vega-C_stacks_up_for_inaugural_flight_VV21

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For flight VV21, the principal payload will be LARES-2, a scientific mission of the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Also onboard will be six European research CubeSats.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2452 on: 05/11/2022 08:34 pm »
Scheduling conflict, re: approximately 2 weeks needed between launches from CSG?  My bolds:
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/next-arianespace-launch-scheduled-for-june-22-with-ariane-5/

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5 [Apr 26]

-Ariane flight 257 is scheduled for June 22.

https://www.avio.com/press-release/vega-c-vicino-al-lancio-inaugurale-successo-test-motore-vega-aumento-dei-ricavi
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Vega C's inaugural launch date is scheduled for late June 2022

(I'm sure that they will figure it out, but curious which will go first.)
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2453 on: 05/18/2022 05:04 am »
The Galaxy geocommsats in-service annual quarters; not launch annual quarters:
The in service date has been postponed, quarterly report from March 31st. (not paying attention  :( )
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2454 on: 05/19/2022 06:50 pm »
Scheduling conflict, re: approximately 2 weeks needed between launches from CSG?  My bolds:
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/next-arianespace-launch-scheduled-for-june-22-with-ariane-5/

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5 [Apr 26]

-Ariane flight 257 is scheduled for June 22.

https://www.avio.com/press-release/vega-c-vicino-al-lancio-inaugurale-successo-test-motore-vega-aumento-dei-ricavi
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Vega C's inaugural launch date is scheduled for late June 2022

(I'm sure that they will figure it out, but curious which will go first.)

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Looks like Vega C's first launch slipped to July
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The Vega-C inaugural launch is planned for July 2022.
https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/Invitation_to_media_Join_pre-launch_press_programme_to_see_Vega-C_and_preparations_for_Ariane_6_at_Europe_s_Spaceport
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2455 on: 05/27/2022 09:38 am »
Planned launches:

Unclear:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site
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

2031-2032 - Earth Explorer 11 candidate - TBD - Kourou

EE10

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Putting_the_future_in_FutureEO

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Harmony is slated as the tenth Earth Explorer mission and will be reviewed at the User Consultation Meeting on 5 July, after which formal selection should be made in the autumn.

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Preparing_for_tomorrow/ESA_moves_forward_with_Harmony

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Following the selection of three Earth Explorer candidate missions to enter a first feasibility study in September 2018, ESA has chosen one of the candidates, Harmony, to move to the next phase of development.

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Three concepts, Daedalus, Harmony (formerly called Stereoid) and Hydroterra (formerly called G-Class), have spent the last two years being scrutinised as to their scientific, technical and budgetary feasibility to be ESA’s tenth Earth Explorer mission.

EE11

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Putting_the_future_in_FutureEO

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... there are four mission concepts, Cairt, Nitrosat, Wivern, Seastar, competing to be the eleventh Earth Explorer.

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Preparing_for_tomorrow/Four_mission_ideas_to_compete_for_Earth_Explorer_11

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Pre-feasibility studies will start in due course, after which further down-selections will be made in 2023 and 2025, with a view to launching the successful Earth Explorer 11 mission in 2031–2032.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2457 on: 05/28/2022 05:59 am »
https://www.dlr.de/content/en/articles/news/2021/01/20210301_a-mission-for-earth-s-future.html
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The Harmony mission will employ two satellites, which will orbit with one of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, flying in two different formations. In stereo formation, the Harmony satellites will be positioned at 350 kilometres in front of and behind the Sentinel-1 satellite. In close flight formation, both Harmony satellites will fly relatively close to one another – approximately 200–500 metres apart – and at a distance of 350 kilometres from Sentinel-1
https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Preparing_for_tomorrow/ESA_moves_forward_with_Harmony
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Three concepts, Daedalus, Harmony (formerly called Stereoid) and Hydroterra (formerly called G-Class), have spent the last two years being scrutinised as to their scientific, technical and budgetary feasibility to be ESA’s tenth Earth Explorer mission.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2458 on: 05/28/2022 11:29 am »

found via:
https://twitter.com/Arianespace/status/1530176560615108609?cxt=HHwWgsC9sbDeo7wqAAAA

From the Arianespace Keynote speech at the Strong Korea Forum 2022: (from 51:11 to 1:13:45)
Arianespace has launch orders for: 7 Vega C and 29 Ariane 6. (@52:58)
Launch order backlog has a value of 4.6 billion Euro. Soyuz launch pad closure expected in 2023. (@57:30)
The Soyuz launched by Arianespace collaboration is frozen. (old news)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2459 on: 05/29/2022 07:52 am »
To complete the Arianespace launch backlog, I think:
There are 5 Ariane 5 ECA launches remaining, all with two GTO satellites.
And 2 Vega launches. AFAIK BIOMASS and Proba III.
So total backlog is (29+5+7+2=) 43 launches.
If I'm not mistaken there were 10-12 Soyuz launches in the orderbook, but these are frozen.
6 for Oneweb most from Baikonour / Vostochny.
2 for EUSPA Gallileo. (possibly using Metop-SG launchers)
2 for EUMETSAT Metop-SG (>4mT SSO) (possibly already converted into Ariane 6)
2 for ESA, Euclid (>2mT L2) & EarthCARE (Earth Explorer-6)/ASAP-S #1 (>2.35mT SSO)
I think Euclid will be very difficult to find an alternative launcher for.
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