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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2740 on: 09/14/2023 09:00 am »
https://spacenews.com/arianespace-to-launch-intelsat-small-geo-satellite/
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Arianespace announced Sept. 12 it signed a contract with Intelsat to launch the IS-45 satellite in the first half of 2026. The satellite will fly with unnamed co-passengers on the more powerful version of the Ariane 6, the Ariane 64.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2741 on: 09/14/2023 09:29 am »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2023
01 - April 14 - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA260) - Kourou ELA-3 - 12:14:36.3
02 - July 5 - Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2), Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA261) - Kourou ELA-3 - 22:00:07.3

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

2023
October    5   7 - THEOS 2 mainSat (THEOS 2 HR), TRITON (FORMOSAT 7R), SSMS #5: ANSER LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1, ANSER FOLLOWER 2, CSC-1, CSC-2, ESTCube 2, MACSAT, N3SS, PRETTY, PVCC (PROBA V-CC) - Vega (VV23) - Kourou ELV - 01:36

2024
H1 - TBD - Spectrum (Isar) - Kourou (former Diamond launchpad)
NET April - BIOMASS [Earth Explorer 7], PLATiNO-1 - Vega (VV24) - Kourou ELV (or Q2)
Mid-Year - dummy payload, 3Cat 4, Bikini Demo, CuriumOne, CURIE A (ELaNa 48), CURIE B (ELaNa 48), EIRSAT 1, GRBBeta, ISTSAT 1, Méditerranée (ROBUSTA-3A), OOV-Cube, SpaceCase SC-X01, hosted payload: PariSat, Peregrinus, SIDLOC, ESA YPSat–Eye2Sky - Ariane 62 (VA262 / FM1) [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 - CSO 3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 - TBD - Ariane 64 [inaugural flight] - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 - Eutelsat 36D comsat - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 - MTG-S1 (Sentinel-4A) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4 (or H1 2025)
NET Q4 - Sentinel-1C - Vega C (VV24/VC03) - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - Sentinel-2C - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - CO3D 1, CO3D 2, CO3D 3, CO3D 4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - Sentinel-1D - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or January 2025)
NET Q4 - CSG-3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or 2025)
NET October - Sentinel-3C - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or 2025)
NET December - KOMPSAT-6 (Arirang-6) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Late - Uhura-1 (Node-1) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Late - first flight - Miura 5 - Kourou
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM29, Galileo-FOC FM30 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM31, Galileo-FOC FM32 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Lunar Rideshare Mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - EDRS-D (hosted payload) -  Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Dream Chaser United Nations space mission - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - KOMPSAT-7 (Arirang-7) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - LUXEOSys (NAOS) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - SpaceBelt (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ELV

Rideshare:
  Q1   NET Q4 - SSMS #10: SSO 650 km, Alba Orbital Cluster 10 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
  Q2   NET Q4 - Balkan-01 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
  Q3   NET Q4 - SSMS #6: SSO 540 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
  Q3   NET Q4 - SSMS #11: LEO Equatorial - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - SSMS #8: SSO 530 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - SSMS #12: SSO, Alba Orbital Cluster 12 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 - EAGLE-1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
December - HydroGNSS - TBD - Kourou
  Early   Late - CubeSpec - Vega C - Kourou
TBD - PocketQubes - Vega C (VV25) - Kourou ELV
TBD - PocketQubes - Vega C (VV26) - Kourou ELV
TBD - ELSA-m - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - SpeQtral-1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - RACE 1, RACE 2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - HYPERFIELD NG (x4) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - AWS prototype - Vega C / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELV / ELA-4
TBD - TANGO-Carbon, TANGO-Nitro - Vega C / Ariane 62 - Kourou ELV / ELA-4
TBD - ALINA lander, Audi lunar quattro rover - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - VMMO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - LUMIO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - YODA demonstrator (x2) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Hemeria GEO sat (x2) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - GO-1 (GSO small satellites mission) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - M-ARGO (Miniaturised – Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - GOMX-5A, GOMX-5B - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - µHETsat - Vega / Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Nano-JASMINE - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - ION-SVC: Astrocast (x10) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - AlphaSat - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Iperdrone.0 - Vega C - Kourou ELV

2025
January - ISRU Demonstrator (In-Situ Resource Utilisation) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
January - Sentinel-2D - TBD - Kourou (or 2025-2028)
NET February - CSG-4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or NET 2027)
Q1 - MetOp-SG A1 (EPS-SG-a, Sentinel-5A) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or April)
NET Q1 - Space Rider flight 1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
April - SMILE - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Midyear - FLEX [Earth Explorer 8], ALTIUS - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or December)
NET Midyear - Space Rider flight 2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - MetOp-SG B1 (EPS-SG-b) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - CO2M-A (Sentinel-7A) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - IRIDE (x10) F1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - IRIDE (x15) F2 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET Late - Space Rider flight 3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Intelsat-41 (IS-41), Intelsat-44 (IS-44) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Syracuse-4C - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - SHALOM - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - Galileo-FOC FM33, Galileo-FOC FM34 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - G2G (x2)  - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Optus-11 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Skynet 6A - Ariane 6 (TBD) - Kourou ELA-4 (TBD)

Rideshare:
Q1 - SSMS #9: SSO 580 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
June - ESP-MACCS - TBD - Kourou
Q2 - SSMS #7: SSO 580 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - SSMS #13: SSO 650 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
November - PLATiNO-2 (MAIA) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Late - Japetus - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - MicroCarb - Vega C - Kourou ELV

2026
Q1 - CO2M-B (Sentinel-7B) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
H2 - Intelsat-45 (IS-45) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
Q2 - MTG-I2 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q3)
NET Midyear - Space Rider flight 4 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET H2 - ClearSpace-1 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - CO2M-C (Sentinel-7C) - TBD - Kourou
Q4 - PLATO - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Late - Space Rider flight 5 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - SKIM [Earth Explorer 9 candidate] - Vega C/Ariane 62 - Kourou
TBD - TBD - Vega C / IOS-OSPM (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV
TBD - TBD - Ariane 6 Evo - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Susie (re-usable upper stage) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4

Rideshare:
Q2 - SSMS #14: SSO 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - SSMS #15: SSO 680 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - SSMS #16: SSO 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - MLS #1: GTO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2027
TBD - EL3 - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - CLTV - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - FORUM [Earth Explorer 9] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - HRWS-X - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)
TBD - TBD - Vega E+ (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV

Rideshare:
Q2 - SSMS #17: SSO 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q4 - MLS #2: GTO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
December - MERLIN - Vega C - Kourou ELV

2028
Q2 - CRISTAL (Sentinel-9A) - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Midyear - ROSE-L (Sentinel-12A) - TBD - Kourou
Q4 - CIMR-A (Sentinel-11A) - TBD - Kourou
Q4 - Sentinel-3D - TBD - Kourou (or November)

Rideshare:
Q2 - SSMS #18: SSO 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - MLS #3: GTO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - SSMS #19: LEO 5° 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV

2029
January - Human Lunar Exploration (ascent module) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
Q3 - ARRAKIHS - Vega C - Kourou ELV (or early 2030’s)
NET Q4 - Aeolus FO - TBD - Kourou
Late - Vigil-L5 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - ARIEL, Comet Interceptor (fast mission) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - Harmony-1 (Earth Explorer 10A, Concordia), Harmony-2 (Earth Explorer 10B, Discordia) - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)
TBD - Sentinel-1A 2nd Gen, Harmony (x2) (Stereoid) [Earth Explorer 10] - TBD - Kourou
TBD - LSTM (Sentinel-8A) - TBD - Kourou
TBD - CHIME (Sentinel-10A) - TBD - Kourou
2024  TBD - TanDEM-L - Vega C (TBD) - Kourou ELV (TBD)

Rideshare:
Q2 - SSMS #20: SSO 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Q3 - MLS #4: GTO - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - SSMS #21: LEO 5° 550 km - Vega C - Kourou ELV

2030
Q4 - Sentinel-6 NG A (Jason-CS Follow-on A) - Vega-E (TBD) - Kourou ELV
December - MTG-I3 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q4)
TBD - NEOMIR - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
TBD - TRUTHS - Vega C - Kourou ELV
Fall 2027  TBD - ERO [Mars Sample Return] - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4

Rideshare:
TBD - YODA - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2031
Q1 - CIMR-B (Sentinel-11B) - TBD - Kourou
Q3 - Sentinel-3 NG TOPO A - TBD - TBD
December - MetOp-SG A2 (Sentinel-5B) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q4)
TBD - EnVision [M5 mission] - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or 2032-2033)

2032
June - MTG-S2 (Sentinel-4B) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q2)
Q4 - MetOp-SG B2 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

2033
Q1 - Sentinel-3 NG OPT A - TBD - TBD
Q2 - MTG-I4 - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4
Q4 - Sentinel-6 NG B - TBD - TBD

2035
Q1 - Sentinel-3 NG OPT B - TBD - TBD
TBD - ATHENA - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2037
TBD - LISA (eLISA, NGO) - Ariane 6 - Kourou ELA-4

2038
December - MetOp-SG A3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (or Q4)
December - Sentinel-5C - TBD - Kourou

2039
Q4 - MetOp-SG B3 - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4

Unclear:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site
NET 2023 - TBD - Vega C light (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV
NET Q4 2024 - Kuiper (x35) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET Q4 2024 - Kuiper (x35) - Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-4
NET  2023  2025 - TBD - Vega C/VEnUS - Kourou ELV
NET  2023  2025 - TBD - Vega C+ (inaugural flight) - Kourou ELV
NET  2023  2025 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET  2023  2025 - VD20 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET 2025 - AWS constellation (x16) - TBD - Kourou
NET 2025 - Balkan (x120) [Endurosat] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
2025-2026 - G2G (x2) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2025-2026 - G2G (x2) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2025-2026 - G2G (x2) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2025-2026 - G2G (x2) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2025-2026 - G2G (x2) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-July 2029 - Kuiper (x40) - Ariane 64+ - Kourou ELA-4
2025-2030 - HYPERFIELD NG (x100) [Kuva Space] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET 2026 - inaugural flight - IFD 2 - Kourou
NET 2026 - IRIDE (x9) F3 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
NET 2026 - IRIDE (x35) second batch - Vega C (multiple launches) - Kourou ELV
NET 2026 - Japetus (x20) [Prométhée] - Vega C - Kourou ELV
2027 - IRIS² constellation (170 sats) - multiple launches - Kourou
NET 2027 - G2G (xTBD) - Ariane 62 - Kourou ELA-4 (multiple launches)
NET 2027 - SR-E first flight - Vega E+ - Kourou ELV
NET 2028 - Sentinel-2A 2nd Gen - TBD - Kourou
NET 2028 - Sentinel-3A 2nd Gen - 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
2030's - ESA crew spacecraft - TBD - Kourou
NLT 2040 - GAIA-2 - 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

Rideshare:
2020s - VNREDSat-1b - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - NaSPUoN-0GPM2030 - Vega C - Kourou ELV
TBD - GESat constellation [Absolut Sensing] - TBD - Kourou
TBD - GEI-Sat constellation [Satlantis] - TBD - Kourou
TBD - constellr constellation - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Aerospacelab constellation - TBD - Kourou
TBD - OroraTech constellation - TBD - Kourou
TBD - Aistech constellation - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ERMIS-1, ERMIS-2 - TBD - Kourou
TBD - ERMIS-3 - TBD - Kourou

Statistics:

Orbital launches from Hammaguir - 4 (Diamant A - 4)
Orbital launches from CSG - 319 (Diamant B - 5, Europa II - 1, Diamant BP.4 - 3, Ariane 1 - 11, Ariane 2 - 6, Ariane 3 - 11, Ariane 4 - 116, Ariane 5 - 117, Soyuz ST - 27, Vega/Vega С - 22/2)

Satellites from Hammaguir - 4
Satellites from CSG - 698

Acronyms:
ALINA - Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module
ALTIUS - Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere
ARIEL - Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey
ARRAKIHS - Analysis of Resolved Remnants of Accreted galaxies as a Key Instrument for Halo Surveys
ASAP-S - Arianespace System for Auxiliary Payloads for Soyuz rocket
ATHENA - Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics
AWS - Arctic Weather Satellite
BIOMASS - Biomass monitoring mission for Carbon Assessment
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
CURIE - CubeSat Radio Interferometry Experiment
EL3 - European Large Logistic Lander
ERO - Earth Return Orbiter
ESP-MACCS - Earth System Processes Monitored in the Atmosphere by a Constellation of CubeSats
FLEX - Fluorescence Explorer satellite
FORUM - Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring
G2G - Galileo Second Generation
GAIA-2 - Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics-2
GTO - Geostationary Transfer Orbit
GEO - Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit
HRWS-X - High Resolution Wide Swath SAR system for earth observation in X-Band
IFD 2 - In-Flight Demonstrator (two stage to orbit)
ION-SVC - In Orbit Now - Satellite Carrier Vehicle
IOS-OSPM - In Orbit Servicing Operating Support & Propulsion Module
IRIS² - Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite
LISA - Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
LSTM - Land Surface Temperature Monitoring
LUMIO - LUnar Meteoroid Impacts Observer
MERLIN - MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN
MLS - Multi Launch System
NAOS - National Advanced Optical System
NEOMIR - Near Earth Object Mission in the Infra-Red
NESS – Nanosat 3U for Surveillance of the civilian Spectrum
PLATO - PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars
PoC - Proof of Concept
PRETTY - Passive Reflectometry and Dosimetry
RACE - Rendezvous Autonomous Cubesats Experiment
ROSE-C - Radar Observing System for Europe - C-Band
ROSE-L - Radar Observing System for Europe - L-Band
SKIM - Sea-surface Kinematics Multiscale monitoring
SMILE - Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer
SR-E - Space Rider-Evolution
SSO - Sun Synchronous Orbit
SSMS - Small Spacecraft Mission Service
TANGO - Twin ANthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Observers
TRUTHS - Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial- and Helio- Studies
VEnUS - VEGA Electric Nudge Upper Stage
VMMO - Volatile and Mineralogy Mapping Orbiter
YODA - Yeux en Orbite pour un Démonstrateur Agile

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2742 on: 09/14/2023 10:10 am »
https://space.oscar.wmo.int/satellites/view/csg_3
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Launch    ≥2024

https://database.eohandbook.com/database/missionsummary.aspx?missionID=967
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Full Name    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation - 4    
Mission Agencies    ASI [Lead Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana)]
Launch Date    Feb 2025

https://space.oscar.wmo.int/satellites/view/csg_4
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Launch    ≥2027

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2743 on: 09/14/2023 10:58 am »
https://europeanspaceflight.com/evidence-mounting-that-avio-intends-to-split-from-arianespace/
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Evidence Mounting That Avio Intends to Split from Arianespace
By Andrew Parsonson -
June 6, 2023

Avio CEO Giulio Ranzo told Wired that work being done on a reusable demonstrator may be a prelude to an entirely new product line for the company.

Ranzo’s made the statements during an interview with the Italian version of the technology website as part of its “Italy, Place of Innovation” series of articles.

In the interview, Ranzo stated that an in-flight demonstrator that the company had received European covid recovery funds to develop will determine whether it is “feasible” for Avio to develop reusable launch vehicles. The vehicle in question is the two-stage In-Flight Demonstrator (IFD) which will be used to validate the company’s M60 and M10 methane-fueled rocket engines and to experiment with first stage reentry and reusability. If the experimentation is successful, Ranzo stated that he does not exclude the possibility of opening a new “innovative, cleaner, and less expensive product line.” This appears to be even more evidence that the company is eyeing a split from Arianespace which currently manages the marketing and launch of Avio’s Vega line of launch vehicles.

In response to questions about the possibility of Avio splitting from Arianespace, a spokesperson told European Spaceflight in March that the company had no plans to “market and manage Vega launches” itself. However, the company was also granted preclearance by CNES in August 2022 to launch from a new commercial facility that is being built on the grounds of the old Diamant launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre. As Avio already has Vega and Vega C launch facilities at the space centre, it was, at the time, unclear what vehicle the company intended to operate out of the new facility.

In June 2022, Avio secured €340 million in European covid recovery funds to develop the bulk of a new launch system outside the structures of the European Space Agency. The M10 upper stage engine is the exception with the company already receiving funds to develop the engine for Vega E, the vehicle that is intended to replace Vega C towards the end of the decade. Ranzo has now all but admitted that the company is eyeing a new product line distinct from Vega that will be developed from the work being done on the LFD demonstrator. The only question that remains is what will become of Vega E?

Avio has already received ESA funding for the development of Vega E. Will Avio, as a result, be building Vega E at the same time it is building and operating an entirely new vehicle in the same class? Or is that the clue? Does Avio intend to build a larger vehicle with the aim of replacing the medium-launch capability vacuum left when Europe selected to cease launching Soyuz? Possibly but then the company would be unable to utilize the new commercial launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre which CNES has earmarked for micro and mini launch operators. This again leaves us with the question: does Avio intend to be building two launch vehicles in the same class at the same time?

On the question of reusability

During the interview, Ranzo told Wired that reusability was not ignored by European operators but rather rejected for “market reasons.” He went on to state that projects like Europe’s Iris2 megaconstellation may be the catalyst that makes it feasible for the continent to develop and build reusable launch vehicles. The feasibility of reusability will, however, likely be less dependent on market demand and more dependent on vehicle size.

In January, MaiaSpace CEO Yohann Leroy explained that the company’s Maia launch vehicle would see a drop in performance of two-thirds of the vehicle’s payload capacity when it was being recovered. He went on to explain that recovering and reusing the launch vehicle would not reduce the cost of the launcher to a point that would justify the loss in performance. Leroy did not share how many times each Maia vehicle would be reused, which certainly affects the equation. However, it is looking increasingly likely that the reuse of small launch vehicles may not be economically viable. It is a reality that the likes of Relativity Space and Rocket Lab have already acted on choosing to shift focus to the development of larger vehicles.

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« Reply #2744 on: 09/14/2023 02:52 pm »

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« Reply #2745 on: 09/14/2023 03:05 pm »

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« Reply #2746 on: 09/14/2023 03:19 pm »
https://europeanspaceflight.substack.com/p/whats-avio-up-to
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Vega C Light

The Vega C Light project was envisioned to be a dedicated ride to space for satellites that would otherwise have flown aboard a rideshare mission. The three-stage vehicle would have utilized the Zefiro 40 second stage and Zefiro 9 third stage from Vega C for its first two stages. The upper stage would be a variant of the Avum upper stage that would replace the liquid propulsion system with a solid fuel alternative. Vega C Light would have been approximately 17 metres tall with a payload capacity of up to 300 kilograms to a 500 km SSO orbit.

Despite the Avio website still outlining this version of the vehicle, the company has confirmed with me that the project has since evolved to become a demonstrator for its methalox engine technology.

The project currently doesn’t have a name and is referred to internally as In-Flight Demonstrator or IFD for short. The vehicle is expected to be launched on a maiden flight in 2026. It will have a small payload capacity and will instead be focused on proving the technology that will be applied to the company’s next generation of products.

In parallel, the company is also currently developing the M10 methalox upper stage engine that will be utilized aboard Vega E, Avio’s planned successor to Vega C. It has also received €120 million in funding from the Italian government to develop a first methalox engine. It is, as a result, safe to say that Avio sees its future in methane-powered launch vehicles.

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« Reply #2747 on: 09/14/2023 09:02 pm »
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Global (radar) observation of dynamic processes on the earth's surface (2 sats), measuring e.g. forest biomass and height, glacier dynamics, sea ice extent, soil moisture, ocean currents, deformation of the earth's surface

Launched in:   2029
Repeat cycle:   8 days
Orbit height:   760 km
Orbit type:   Sun Synchronous
Organisation:   DLR - Germany
Postponed, on-hold. Launch planned for 2029

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« Reply #2748 on: 09/14/2023 09:15 pm »
https://academic-accelerator.com/encyclopedia/miura-5
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The first test flight of Miura 5 is scheduled for the end of 2024.

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« Reply #2749 on: 09/22/2023 04:45 pm »
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Technical issues, risks, and performance-to-date indicate a near zero probability of ERO/CCRS or SRL/MAV meeting the 2027/2028 Launch Readiness Dates (LRDs). Potential LRDs exist in 2030, given adequate funding and timely resolution of issues.

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« Reply #2750 on: 09/27/2023 08:54 pm »
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2751 on: 09/28/2023 02:49 am »
Can someone please make a correction in the NEXT SPACEFLIGHT Rocket Launch Manifest?
The upcoming Vega launch on Oct 5th needs to changed from SSMS #16 to SSMS #5.
And the SSMS #5 launch needs to be removed from December 2024

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« Reply #2752 on: 09/28/2023 03:58 am »
Can someone please make a correction in the NEXT SPACEFLIGHT Rocket Launch Manifest?
The upcoming Vega launch on Oct 5th needs to changed from SSMS #16 to SSMS #5.
And the SSMS #5 launch needs to be removed from December 2024

I'm one of those in charge; looks like Arianespace changed the numbering some time ago.
However it's confusing as the one they call "SSMS #5" is marked as launching on Vega-C this year, which is not going to happen.
Let me think about what to do with them...
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2753 on: 09/28/2023 11:23 am »
VV23 delayed to October 7th.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #2754 on: 09/29/2023 02:43 am »

well Galactic Penguin SST, it is very obvious that this sheet from Arianespace is full of mistakes. The next Vega C launch will not happen before Q3 2024. So please just change SSMS #16 to SSMS #5, like it is in every other launch schedule and in this one. Many thanks !

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« Reply #2755 on: 09/30/2023 12:04 am »
https://newsroom.arianespace.com/arianespaces-next-vega-mission-will-embark-12-passengers/
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-    On October 6, Arianespace will launch two Earth observation satellites, THEOS-2 (Thailand Earth  Observation System-2), manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space for the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and FORMOSAT-7R/TRITON for Taiwan Space Agency (TASA).
-    Flight VV23 will also embark ten auxiliary payloads.
-    For this mission, the Vega launcher will target a sun-synchronous orbit.

Arianespace’s next mission is targeted on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 10:36 p.m. local time (October 7, at 01:36 a.m. UTC), from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with a Vega launcher. The mission, called VV23, will place its passengers into sun-synchronous orbit.

This mission will embark a main passenger, THEOS-2, and a secondary one, FORMOSAT-7R/TRITON:

THEOS-2 is a high-resolution Earth observation optical satellite, part of the next-generation national geo-information system provided by Airbus Defence and Space to support the Kingdom of Thailand’s key development priorities. Delivering 0.5-meter ground resolution imagery, this end to end system will complement THEOS-1, launched in 2008 for Thailand, one of the few nations in the world able to fully exploit geo-information for societal benefits.

FORMOSAT-7R/TRITON, developed by the Taiwanese Space Agency (TASA), is equipped with the Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R), which collects signals that bounce off the sea surface. It helps scientists calculate the wind field over the oceans. This data will be shared with the global meteorology community, contributing to the forecast of typhoon intensity and trajectory.

The 21st mission of Europe’s Vega light launcher will also orbit ten auxiliary payloads for six different clients:

ANSER (Advanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth observation Research) LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1 and ANSER FOLLOWER 2. This cluster of three cubestats working together to study and monitor the quality of inland (reservoirs) water over Iberian Peninsula is led by the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial. The launch services is funded by the IOD/IOV program of the European Union.

ESTCube-2, manufactured by the University of Tartu (Estonia), aims to demonstrate deorbiting with plasma brake technology and qualify a deep-space nanospacecraft platform for future missions that will use the electric solar wind sail. The launch services for this mission is funded by the IOD/IOV program of the European Union.

N3SS (Nanosat 3U pour la Surveillance du Spectre) project is a demonstration system for detecting and localize radio-frequency jammers on civil spectrum. CNES is responsible for the system and satellite development and also in charge of the in-flight operations of the satellite. U-Space is the prime contractor for the platform development and the satellite AIT/AIV.

PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) and MACSAT that will be launched on behalf of SAB-LS. The first one is a 3U cubesat with a primary payload equipped with a passive reflectometer in the L5 Band for GPS and Galileo; and the second one is an in-orbit demonstration (IoD) mission to demonstrate IoT (Internet of things) communication over 5G.

PVCC (Proba-V Companion Cubesat), a 12U cubesat aiming at testing the performance of the payload on a cubesat platform in order to provide data to support the calibration of cubesat Earth observation missions. PVCC is an ESA mission lead by ESA/TEC for the design, launch and commissioning phases and by ESA/ESRIN and ESA/REDU for the operational and end-of-life phases.

CSC-1 & 2, two 6UXL multi-payload IOD cubesats aggregating 7 payloads from 5 countries: Belgium, Spain, Estonia, France and Czechia. They are part of the European Union IOD/IOV program for which ISISPACE/ISL is responsible for the mission implementation.

These small satellites will be carried as auxiliary payloads on the innovative Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) deployment system. The SSMS rideshare service, developed with the support of the European space industry, was first deployed by Arianespace in September 2020. Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), Arianespace’s SSMS service will soon be joined by the Multiple Launch Service (MLS), a similar offering designed for the Ariane 6 launch vehicle. With these two services, Arianespace can offer a wide range of affordable launch opportunities for small satellites and constellations.

Ten European countries contribute to Vega, which was developed by ESA, with the Italian Space Agency ASI as lead contributor and Avio (based in Colleferro, Italy) as the launcher prime contractor. Avio is in charge of all industrial operations up to liftoff. Vega has been part of the Arianespace launcher family since its first flight in 2012.

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« Reply #2756 on: 10/02/2023 01:48 pm »
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ESA announced this morning it's targeting a return to flight of the Vega-C in the fourth quarter of 2024 to accommodate work to improve the design of the Zefiro 40 nozzle, after damage in a test in June, and perform two firing tests to confirm those changes.

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« Reply #2757 on: 10/02/2023 02:08 pm »
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« Reply #2758 on: 10/02/2023 04:31 pm »
https://spacenews.com/esa-delays-vega-c-return-to-flight-to-late-2024/
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The second, and final, Vega launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024. Stéphane Israël, chief executive of Arianespace, said the payload for that mission, along with the Vega C return to flight, have yet to be identified. Arianespace expects to perform four Vega C flights in 2025 and subsequent years, with the possibility of increasing that launch rate to five or six a year.

The Vega C manifest includes several launches for Copernicus, the joint Earth observation program of ESA and the European Commission. Among them is Sentinel-1C, a radar imaging satellite considered so critical that, at one point, ESA has discussed moving up its launch from the first half of 2023 before the Vega C launch failure took place last December. The spacecraft is too large to launch on the original Vega.

“We are discussing with the European Commission and also with ESA how to best accommodate this situation,” Israël said. That includes, he said, finding “the best solutions to speed up what we can speed up.”

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher said any decision to move Sentinel-1C to a different launch vehicle, including a non-European one, will be in the hands of the European Commission, which takes ownership of the satellite before launch. “They will decide where and when to launch this satellite,” he said.

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« Reply #2759 on: 10/05/2023 07:24 pm »
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With $398M from @defis_eu , @esa now fully integrated into #iris2 secure-comms constellation & development by #SpaceRise consortium; contracts to launch 4 @GalileoGNSS sats on 2 @SpaceX Falcon 9s in 2024 signed.

 

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