Are we talking manned launches, I wonder?
Hispasat 1E, with 53 Ku-band transponders, also under construction by Space Systems/Loral, is scheduled for launch into the 30-degree slot aboard a European Ariane 5 ECA rocket late this year or early in 2011.
The OHB-built satellites will follow the four validation spacecraft, which are due to launch in pairs on two Soyuz rockets in June and October 2011 from Kourou, French Guiana.
Besides, our French partners have offered Kazakhstan their Kourou cosmodrome in France’s Guiana to launch Kazakh spacecrafts. European launcher Ariane will put our Earth Remote Sensing satellite (ERS) satellite into orbit. Astrium as manufacturer of this spacecraft sets very tough requirements for safety and we have agreed with the proposal of the French side. The satellite is going to be launched in 2014.
Kazakh ERS satellite to be launched by Ariane.
The ABS-2 satellite will be one of the most powerful commercial satellite to be launched in the Asia Pacific region with nearly 12 kilowatts of payload power and up to a total of 74 active C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band transponders across 8 different beams and will be launched in early 2013.
Is Arianespace still trying for 7 flights in 2010, so squeezing one in late in December (V200)?
Arianespace is planning a total of six Ariane 5 flights during 2010, with three of these already performed and a fourth mission in advanced preparation for liftoff in September.
September 7, 2010Spain said it signed a deal with Norway Tuesday to build a telecommunications satellite, to be launched in 2014 and used for both civilian and military purposes.