https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/1306601609024229376My bold:QuoteWe’ve signed a “three-for-two” launch services contract with @INTELSAT! The Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites will be lofted as a stacked pair by Ariane5 in 2022, followed by Galaxy 37 on Ariane6 in March 2023.
We’ve signed a “three-for-two” launch services contract with @INTELSAT! The Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites will be lofted as a stacked pair by Ariane5 in 2022, followed by Galaxy 37 on Ariane6 in March 2023.
https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-reaffirms-its-asia-pacific-launch-services-leadership/QuoteArianespace’s order book now includes four satellites to be launched for Asia-Pacific operators: One satellite to be deployed by Ariane 5 into GTO in 2021: MEASAT-3d for MEASAT...
Arianespace’s order book now includes four satellites to be launched for Asia-Pacific operators: One satellite to be deployed by Ariane 5 into GTO in 2021: MEASAT-3d for MEASAT...
Arianespace announces latest Ariane 5 contract, plans up to four more launches by end of year and raises Executive Committee’s European profileNovember 9, 2020<snip>Arianespace announced today that it has signed a contract for an Ariane 5 launch of a communications satellite into geostationary orbit, for an undisclosed operator. The launch is planned for 2022. This contract follows a contract signed with Intelsat in September to launch three satellites, along with 16 Soyuz launches for OneWeb. Ariane 5 still has eight more launches to carry out before it is retired and passes the baton to Ariane 6, scheduled to make its first flight in 2022.<snip>
Planned launches:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021March 4 February - Star One D2 (6200 kg), Eutelsat Quantum (3500 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3 [Launch thread]Q3 - SES-17 (6000+ kg), [less massive satellite TBD] - Ariane 5 ECA (VA25X) - Kourou ELA-3October 31 - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA (VA25X) - Kourou ELA-3 [Program thread]Q4 - Ovzon-3 (~1500 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 [Launch thread]Q4 - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) (3450 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or 2022)Late - Comsat NG 1 (Syracuse 4A) (3500 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3TBD - MEASAT-3d (5734 kg), [less massive satellite TBD] - Ariane 5 ECA (VA25X) - Kourou ELA-3TBD - SatKomHan 1 (5800 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9) [Does this satellite exist?]2022May 22 - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA (VA25X) / 64 - Kourou ELA-3/4 (or NLT June 10) [Program thread]Midyear - Comsat NG 2 (Syracuse 4B) (3500 kg) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3September Late - MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3NET Q3 - Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA2XX) - Kourou ELA-32022 - Eutelsat 10B - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3=?2022 - GSO sat for undisclosed operator - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-32024TBD - EDRS-D (hosted payload) - Ariane 5 ECA (?) - Kourou ELA-3Unclear:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch SiteNET 2021 - GO-3S (Geostationary Observation Space Surveillance System) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-32023 - SPAINSAT-NG 1 - Ariane 5/6 - Kourou ELA-3/4Changes on November 19thChanges on December 7thChanges on December 15thzubenelgenubi
Eutelsat entrusts Arianespace with the launch of its next-generation EUTELSAT 10B satelliteDecember 15, 2020Arianespace and Eutelsat have confirmed that EUTELSAT 10B, Eutelsat’s next generation high-throughput telecommunications satellite, will be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket.EUTELSAT 10B is scheduled for launch in 2022 on one of eight Ariane 5 missions remaining to be performed with the heavy-lift launcher.Arianespace, the European launch services provider, has confirmed that it will launch a new satellite – EUTELSAT 10B – for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators.The launch is scheduled from the Guiana Space Centre on an Ariane 5 in 2022.EUTELSAT 10B is a telecommunications satellite to be positioned at the 10° East orbital position, offering unique visibility spanning from the Americas to Asia. Built by Thales Alenia Space and based on its Spacebus NEO all-electric platform, it will embark Ku- and C-band payloads to ensure service continuity for existing customers on EUTELSAT 10A, while supporting the development of the Eutelsat Group’s activities in mobile connectivity thanks to two incremental multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads.Pascal Homsy, Eutelsat’s Chief Technical Officer, said: “We are pleased to entrust the launch of EUTELSAT 10B to our long-standing partner, Arianespace, further cementing the relationship between our two companies and reflecting our confidence in Ariane 5 providing us with access to space.”“We are honored by Eutelsat’s renewed trust in Arianespace’s launch services solutions,” said Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace. “Not only does this contract illustrate the long-lasting partnership between our two companies and the robustness of our relationship, it also demonstrates the competitiveness of Ariane 5 within the demanding market of geostationary telecommunications satellites. With this latest announcement, Ariane 5 has secured almost all its final series of launches, in advance of the handover to Ariane 6 with the same success.”
With this latest order, there are now 23 Ariane 5 launchers in production or to be produced, from the PB+ and PC batches. With this latest “PC batch,” the industry confirms its commitment to consolidate the competitiveness of the European launch offer even before the arrival of Ariane 6.ArianeGroup and its Arianespace subsidiary have announced an order for 10 Ariane 5 ECA launchers.The 10 launch vehicles covered by this “PC batch” will be deployed from the Guiana Space Center beginning in 2020, coming after the launches of 18 Ariane 5s ordered in 2013 (in the “PB+ batch”).
Cross-post; same as the earlier "undisclosed operator?":
The SatKomHan project seems to be dead. The slot at 123° East is gone too. The article is already from February. https://www.apci.asia/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/The-Jakarta-Post-RAN-How-Indonesia-is-Losing-Strategic-Satellite-Orbital-Slot-3-Feb-20.pdf
Planned launches:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021May March 4 - Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3Mid-August Q3 - SES-17, Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA255) - Kourou ELA-3Q4 - Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3October 31 - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA256) - Kourou ELA-3December - MEASAT-3d, Syracuse 4A (Comsat-NG 1) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA257) - Kourou ELA-3 (or January 2022)Q4 - Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3Late - Syracuse 4A (Comsat-NG 1) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3Changes on January 10thChanges on January 21st
I got some information about the flights for this year:<snips>VA254 - Officially March 4th (most likely late May or June, due to delays related to new modifications to the launcher fairing)VA255 - Mid-August, IF the VA254 campaign is not delayed any furtherVA256 - Officially October 31st, with JWSTThere may be another Ariane 5 flight this year, but it's unlikely.
The name of the 6th "upper" payload for the final Ariane 5 GTO launches is still unknown.Why this secret?And Eutelsat remains silent when it comes to specifying the launch provider for Hotbird 13F, 13G and Konnect VHTS.https://www.eutelsat.com/files/PDF/investors/2020-21/Investor%20presentation%20Jan%202021.pdf
According to various sources in India GSAT-24 is to be launched by Arianespace, sometime this fall....:"GSAT-24 will be a 4.1 ton communications satellite that will put 24 Ku-band transponders into space to be used for DTH services. “The cost of the satellite is 400 million rupees and NSIL will launch it through Arianespace. The launch is expected to occur sometime in September, ”Sivan said." https://truthdive.com/2021/02/18/space-psu-nsil-to-launch-satellite-for-tatasky-india-news/The launch date seems doubtful, though.
Launched:№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021July 30 May NET June NET early NET 16 27 - Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA254) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:00 21:00-22:30Planned launches:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021Late September mid-August August Q4 - SES-17, Syracuse-4A Ovzon-3 or Syracuse-4A - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA255 VA255 VA257?) - Kourou ELA-3Late November October 31 NET November NET mid - JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA256 VA256 VA256?) - Kourou ELA-3H2 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F - Ariane 5 ECA+ (TBD) - Kourou ELA-3 (or Falcon 9)2022May 22-June 10 - JUICE - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3January/H1 H2 2021 NET September 2021 Q3 2021 TBD/NET mid-December 2021 TBD/NET mid-December 2021-January 2022 TBD/NET late-December 2021-January 2022 - Eutelsat Hotbird 13F, GSAT-24 Eutelsat Hotbird 13F (TBD) - Ariane 5 ECA+ GSLV MkIII (VA257? VA256? VA255) - Kourou ELA-3 Sriharikota SLPH1 NET Q2 H1 TBD? - Eutelsat Hotbird 13G Eutelsat Hotbird 13F, Eutelsat Hotbird 13G - Ariane 5 ECA+ Ariane 5 ECA+ / Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-3 Kourou ELA-3 / ELA-4 (or Falcon 9)H1 H1 H2? - Eutelsat Konnect VHTS - Ariane 5 ECA+ / Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-3 / ELA-4 (or Falcon 9)NET Q3 - [Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36] - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3H2 - Eutelsat 10B - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3NLT end of year September - MTG-I1 - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3TBD mid-August or Q4 2021 August or Q4 2021 TBD 2022 or Q4 2021 - Ovzon-3 SES-17 or MEASAT-3d - Ariane 5 ECA+ (TBD VA255 or VA257 VA257?) - Kourou ELA-3TBD December 2021 or January 2022 - MEASAT-3d, Syracuse 4A (Comsat-NG 1) Ovzon-3 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (TBD VA257 VA258?) - Kourou ELA-3TBD Midyear 2022 - Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) - Ariane 5 ECA+ - Kourou ELA-3TBD - Syracuse-4A (Comsat-NG 1) MEASAT-3d SES-17 - Ariane 5 ECA+ (VA257 or VA255 TBD) - Kourou ELA-3TBD - GSAT-20 - GSLV MkIII Ariane 5 ECA+ GSLV MkIII - Sriharikota SLP Kourou ELA-3 Sriharikota SLP2023TBD TBD 2022 - Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) - Ariane 5 ECA+ / Ariane 64 - Kourou ELA-3 / ELA-4Changes on February 16thChanges on February 18thChanges on February 22ndChanges on March 9thChanges on March 17thChanges on March 19thChanges on March 23rdChanges on March 31stChanges on April 23rdChanges on May 6thChanges on May 12thChanges on May 26thChanges on May 28thChanges on June 7thChanges on June 18thChanges on July 2ndChanges on July 18thChanges on July 20thChanges on July 30th
Ovzon 3 is lightweight, just 1.5 tons. Couldn't this launch in a three-satellite configuration, like VA253?
EUMETSAT and Arianespace confirm the launch of two Meteosat Third Generation satellites with Ariane 6March 23, 2021<snip>[Arianespace and EUMETSAT] also confirmed that Arianespace will place into orbit the MTG-I1 satellite with an Ariane 5 launcher by the end of 2022.
In the Vega VV18 Launch Kit, the last (previously secret) upper payload for the 6 remaining Ariane 5 GTO launches is named: Eutelsat Konnect VHTS.
The first Ariane 6 flight, a 62, is now scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
Ariane 6’s maiden launchThe European Space Agency expects to conduct the first launch of Ariane 6, new-generation carrier rocket, in the second half of 2022, according to Josef Aschbacher."The maiden flight of Ariane 6 is scheduled for next year, we are currently discussing the matter. There is no clear date yet, but it will most likely happen around the second half of next year. We will decide within a couple of weeks," he said.