Key elements of the Ariane 5 launcher for Arianespace’s second flight of 2011 arrived at the Spaceport this week, where they will be readied for a dual payload mission with the Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn telecommunications satellites.
SES-2 planned for launch 4th quarter of 2011
September Vega • LARES
Re: Ariane 5 ECA (V201) - Yahsat 1A & Intelsat New Dawn - March 29, 2011Launch Date 29th March
The two missions — the civil-military Heinrich Hertz telecommunications satellite and the Deutsche Orbital Servicing Mission (DEOS) — are showcase projects that German space officials view as ways to promote German technology and German industry outside a pan-European context.
Rick Howard, JWST program director, said Feb. 14 that the additional money is not likely to materialize, and that JWST’s launch date could slip well into 2016 as a result.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected 14 space mission concepts (out of 47 submitted from the International Community) to go forward for further study for a Medium-size mission launch in 2022. Three of these missions with OU involvement are: the Exoplanet Missions, NEAT (Nearby Earth Astrometric Telescope) and EChO (Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory); and the European Venus Explorer (EVE).
Four MTG-I imaging satellites, with the first launched in the 2018 timeframe Two MTG-S sounding satellites, with the first launched around 18 months after MTG-I
May 11 Ariane 5 • ST 2 & GSAT 8
A single-satellite precursor, LISA Pathfinder, will be launched in 2013 to flight-validate key technologies for the full LISA mission.
Washington, March 14, 2011Arianespace today announced that it has signed a launch Service & Solutions contract with Argentine operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) to orbit its Arsat-2 satellite by the second half of 2013.Weighing about 2,900 kg at launch, Arsat-2 will be placed into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Center.