CO3D on Vega C slips to 2023:https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-to-orbit-on-a-vega-c-launcher-the-co3d-constellation-jointly-developed-by-cnes-and-airbus/
Arianespace to launch the National Advanced Optical System (NAOS) under the term of a turnkey contract between OHB Italia and the Luxembourg’s Directorate of Defence.Using a Vega C or Vega rocket, the earth-observation mission will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in 2022. Built by OHB Italia, NAOS will weigh approximately 600 kg. at launch and is designed to have a nominal service life of at least 7 years once positioned in a sun-synchronous orbit at around 500 km.
MOSCOW, Dec 8 - RIA Novosti. The only space launch in 2020 from the Vostochny cosmodrome of the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with 36 British OneWeb satellites has been postponed from December 17 to 18 for reasons not related to technology, two sources in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti."The launch has been postponed to the 18th," the agency's source said.This information was confirmed by another source.
Planned launches:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021May - CSG-2 - Soyuz-ST-A /Fregat-M - Kourou ELSEarly Summer - Galileo-FOC FM23, Galileo-FOC FM24 - Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELSTBD - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT? (VS26?) - Kourou ELSTBD - OneWeb (x34) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT? (VS27?) - Kourou ELSChanges on December 7thzubenelgenubi
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1337345801127923713?s=19Launch time is 16:42 UTC.
The remaining officially announced Russian orbital launches in 2020: 15. Angara-A5 from Plesetsk - December 14 at 08:50 DMV 16. Soyuz-2-1B from Vostochny - December 18 at 15:26 DMV 17. Soyuz-ST-A with GKTs - December 28 at 19:42 UHF.
"The first launch in 2021 from Vostochny is scheduled for February 25, 36 communication satellites of the British company OneWeb will fly into space," the source said.According to him, six or seven Soyuz missile launches are expected from Vostochny next year."In the second quarter, two launches are planned with 36 OneWeb devices in each.
RESULTS OF THE VV17 FAILURE INVESTIGATION BY THE INDEPENDENT INQUIRY COMMISSION. VV18 VEGA RETURN-TO-FLIGHT EXPECTED BY THE END OF Q1 2021Colleferro, 18 December 2020 - Avio S.p.A. announces that the Independent Inquiry Commission composed of ESA and Arianespace and supported by Avio has completed its works. The Commission has confirmed the initial hypothesis of a problem related to the integration of the fourth-stage AVUM Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system as the cause of the loss of control of the launcher. The Commission has also provided a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure safe and prompt return to flight by end of Q1 2021, as well as to ensure launch vehicles reliability on the long term.
QuoteMission page: https://www.arianespace.com/mission/soyuz-flight-vs25/Launch kit: https://www.arianespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Launch-kit_VS25-EN.pdf
Mission page: https://www.arianespace.com/mission/soyuz-flight-vs25/Launch kit: https://www.arianespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Launch-kit_VS25-EN.pdf
KASS in operation. What do we expect from it?28 / 09 / 2020Dr Gi Wook NamDirector of SBAS R&D Division at Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)...The Malaysian Measat-3D was selected in January 2019 as the first KASS satellite. The satellite was built by Airbus Defence and Space and will be launched by Arianespace between December 2021 and January 2022. ...
Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio signed a contract for two additional COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellites...The new satellites will contribute to the continuous monitoring of the Earth's surface, to safety-related needs and to the management of natural events including support to damage assessment activities and rescuing operations. They will complete the constellation, along with the Proto-Flight Model (PFM) Launched in 2019 and the Flight Model 2 (FM2) – currently under integration phase in Thales Alenia Space Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) Facilities in Rome – and scheduled for launch at the end of 2021 with a VEGA-C launcher....
MOSCOW, December 28 - RIA Novosti. The launch of the French military satellite CSO-2 from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana was postponed for a day due to unfavorable weather, two sources in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.The launch of the Soyuz-ST-A rocket with the Fregat-M upper stage was scheduled for December 28 at 19.42 Moscow time."The launch of CSO-2 was postponed for a day due to unfavorable winds," the source said.Another agency source confirmed this information.
Late March • Vega • Pléiades Neo 1Launch time: TBDLaunch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana...Mid-2021 • Soyuz • Galileo 27 & 28Launch time: TBDLaunch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana
Launched:№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)202007 - December 29 - CSO 2 - Soyuz-ST-A/Fregat-M (VS25) - Kourou ELS - 16:42:07Changes on December 29th
The company currently expects to perform three Ariane 5 launches in the year, two with commercial satellites and the third carrying NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Israël said the launch of JWST remained on schedule for the end of October. ... A fourth Ariane 5 launch is possible if other commercial satellites are ready in time.There are eight Ariane 5 launches left before the vehicle is retired, which Israël said is likely to be by the end of 2022 but could slip to 2023 depending on when customers deliver their payloads. Israël noted that first Ariane 6 launch is primarily a qualification mission for ESA, limiting the potential payloads that can use it. For example, he said it’s unlikely it could be used for a geostationary communications satellite. He said Arianespace is in discussions with a potential customer for that launch, but “it’s too early to say whether it will materialize.”