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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #180 on: 10/21/2008 07:21 am »
The following schedule is the current baseline for activities in Guyana:
- Ariane 5ECA V186 with HB9 & W2M to launch NET December 5
- Ariane 5ECA V187 with HB10 & NSS9 & Spirale to launch February 13.
After that, Herschel & Planck are scheduled to launch early April.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #181 on: 10/22/2008 02:42 pm »
Arianespace to launch new pan-African satellite Rascom-QAF 1R
Evry, October 22, 2008

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2008/08-10-22-Rascom-QAF1R-satellite-to-launch.asp

"Arianespace and Thales Alenia Space today announced the signature of the launch Service & Solutions contract for the pan-African communications satellite, Rascom-QAF 1R.

Rascom-QAF 1R is scheduled for launch into geostationary transfer orbit in 2010. It will be launched by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Rascom-QAF 1R, built by Thales Alenia Space as part of a turnkey contract with the Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RascomStar-QAF), will provide telecommunication services in rural areas of Africa over a period of 15 years, along with domestic and international connections, direct TV broadcast services and Internet access.

Based on a Spacebus 4000B3 platform, Rascom-QAF 1R will be equipped with 12 Ku-band transponders and eight C-band transponders. Replacing Rascom-QAF 1, it will be positioned at 2.85 degrees East. The satellite will weigh about 3,200 kg at launch, and offer 6.4 kW of end-of-life power"

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #182 on: 10/25/2008 05:37 pm »
Thanks for the updates!

2008
20 December - Hot-Bird 9 &  Eutelsat W2M & SPIRALE - Ariane 5 ECA (V186)

2009
13 February  HB10 & NSS9 & Spirale - Ariane 5 ECA (V187)
12 April - Herschel/Planck - Ariane 5 ECA  (V188)
June - COMS-1 - Ariane
Second quarter - TerreStar-1 - GS
September - Helios-IIB - Ariane
? - Optus D3 - Ariane
Second quarter - NSS-12 - Ariane
Summer - Amazonas-2 - Ariane
Summer - Thor-6 - Ariane (or Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat)
November - LARES / 9 Cubesats - Vega (qualification flight)
INSAT-4G - Ariane
Arabsat-5 - Ariane
JCSat-12 - Ariane
BWB (2 sats) - Ariane
Pléiades-1 / ELISA (4 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

2010
First quarter - Nilesat 201 - Ariane
Second quarter - AMC-1R - Ariane
Second half - Yahsat-1A - Ariane
Second half - BSat-3b - Ariane
Second half - Koreasat 6 - Ariane / Soyuz
October- ADM-Aeolus - Vega
Summer - ATV-2 - Ariane
end of 2010 - LISA Pathfinder - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat (or Vega?)
IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega
Swarm - Vega
Pléiades-2 / LISA - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Sicral-2 -
Hispasat 1E - Ariane
Rascom-QAF 1R

2011
January - MSG-3 - Ariane
MetOp-B - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
First half - ViaSat-1
ATV-3 - Ariane
November - Sentinel-1 - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
December - Gaia - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Türksat 4A - Ariane 5

2012
ATV-4 - Ariane
October - Sentinel-2
November - Sentinel-3
IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega

2013
January - MSG-4 - Ariane
ATV-5 - Ariane
June - JWST - Ariane-5ECA
Summer - ExoMars - Ariane 5 (Proton as backup)
Summer - EarthCare - Vega

2014
August - BepiColombo - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
ATV-6 - Ariane 5
Türksat 5A (aka TUSAT 1) - Ariane 5

2015
MetOp-C - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

2017
May - Solar Orbiter - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

red - original updates
blue - updates from 11/22/08
green - updates from 12/02/08
« Last Edit: 01/11/2009 04:25 pm by Felix »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #183 on: 11/19/2008 06:12 am »
V 186 is postponed to 10 December

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #184 on: 11/19/2008 05:03 pm »
http://biz.yahoo.com/e/081117/vsat8-k.html

"On November 12, 2008, ViaSat, Inc. entered into a Launch Services Agreement ("Launch Services Agreement") with Arianespace, a European launch services provider, for the launch of ViaSat's high capacity ViaSat-1 satellite. Pursuant to the Launch Services Agreement, an Ariane 5 rocket will launch the ViaSat-1 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The total price for the launch is expected to be approximately $108 million, subject to certain adjustments. Under the terms of the Beam Sharing Agreement dated January 11, 2008 between ViaSat and Loral Space & Communications, Inc. ("Loral"), Loral will reimburse ViaSat for 15% of the payments due under the Launch Services Agreement (and ViaSat will remain responsible for the remaining 85% of the payments). The amounts due under the Launch Services Agreement are payable in periodic installments from the date of execution of the Launch Services Agreement through the launch of the ViaSat-1 satellite, with a substantial majority payable during the final 12 months prior to launch. Although the launch date is projected to occur in early 2011, ViaSat may postpone and reschedule the launch for any reason at its sole discretion. ViaSat also has the right to terminate the launch with notice to Arianespace and the payment of a termination fee in an amount that would be based upon the date ViaSat exercises its termination right. The foregoing description of the Launch Services Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Launch Services Agreement dated November 12, 2008 between ViaSat, Inc. and Arianespace."

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #185 on: 11/19/2008 05:46 pm »
Herschel/Planck are being targeted for April 12.  (I'm working on Herschel, and this is the latest info to hand).  However, SOVT-2 for Herschel has slipped slightly,  so we'll see how this affects the launch schedule.
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #186 on: 11/25/2008 10:15 pm »
A South Korean weather satellite will be launched in June 2009.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #187 on: 11/26/2008 07:39 am »
A South Korean weather satellite will be launched in June 2009.

This satellite is COMS-1 (just for the record)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #188 on: 11/28/2008 01:18 pm »
Ariane 5 ECA (V186) won't be flying before Dec 14th, possibly as late as 17th, due to the strike in French Guiana.
« Last Edit: 11/28/2008 03:52 pm by mainstreet »

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #189 on: 12/05/2008 06:15 pm »
Now is launchdate December 20th

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #190 on: 12/15/2008 10:55 pm »
According to article there, JCSat-12 is scheduled for launch in late 2009.

Also Astra 3B should be added to the manifest according to anik's message. It is scheduled for launch in fourth quarter of 2009. http://www.ses-astra.com/business/en/satellite-fleet/manufacture-launch/index.php




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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #191 on: 12/18/2008 02:56 pm »
According to MSDB, ATV-2 is targeting 1 July 2010.

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #192 on: 12/21/2008 11:12 am »
SSOT will be launched by Soyuz in the first half of 2010.

http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=7770

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #193 on: 12/23/2008 01:43 pm »
2008
20 December - Hot-Bird 9 &  Eutelsat W2M - Ariane 5 ECA (V186)

2009
12 February -  HB10 & NSS9 & Spirale - Ariane 5 ECA (V187)
12 April - Herschel/Planck - Ariane 5 ECA  (V188)
June - COMS-1 - Ariane
Second quarter - TerreStar-1 - GS
September - Helios-IIB - Ariane
? - Optus D3 - Ariane
Second quarter - NSS-12 - Ariane
Summer - Amazonas-2 - Ariane
Summer - Thor-6 - Ariane (or Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat)
November - LARES / 9 Cubesats - Vega (qualification flight)
INSAT-4G - Ariane
Arabsat-5 - Ariane
Fourth quarter - JCSat-12 - Ariane
Fourth quarter - Astra 3B - Ariane
BWB (2 sats) - Ariane
Pléiades-1 / ELISA (4 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

2010
First quarter - Nilesat 201 - Ariane / Soyuz
Second quarter - AMC-1R - Ariane
First half - Sistema Satelital para Observación de la Tierra (SSOT) - Soyuz
Second half - Yahsat-1A - Ariane
Second half - BSat-3b - Ariane
Second half - Koreasat 6 - Ariane / Soyuz
October- ADM-Aeolus - Vega
1 July - ATV-2 - Ariane
end of 2010 - LISA Pathfinder - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat (or Vega?)
IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega
Swarm - Vega
Pléiades-2 / LISA - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Globalstar-2 (6 sats) - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Sicral-2 -
Hispasat 1E - Ariane
Rascom-QAF 1R

2011
January - MSG-3 - Ariane
MetOp-B - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
First half - ViaSat-1
ATV-3 - Ariane
November - Sentinel-1 - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
December - Gaia - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Türksat 4A - Ariane 5
BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R - Ariane 5 ECA

2012
ATV-4 - Ariane
October - Sentinel-2
November - Sentinel-3
IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle) - Vega

2013
January - MSG-4 - Ariane
ATV-5 - Ariane
June - JWST - Ariane-5ECA
Summer - ExoMars - Ariane 5 (Proton as backup)
Summer - EarthCare - Vega

2014
August - BepiColombo - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
ATV-6 - Ariane 5
Türksat 5A (aka TUSAT 1) - Ariane 5

2015
MetOp-C - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

2017
May - Solar Orbiter - Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat

red - updates from 12/23/2008
blue - update from 04/01/2009
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #194 on: 12/23/2008 02:49 pm »
Dear Felix, you have forgotten to add BSAT 3C/JCSAT 110R satellite. :) Thread has been opened there. Launch is expected during the second quarter of 2011.

Hot Bird 10 & NSS 9 & SPIRALE 1 & SPIRALE 2 launch date has been announced as February 12, 2009. Source:Arianespace.

Nilesat 201 will be launched with either Soyuz or Ariane 5. Press release

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #195 on: 01/04/2009 05:09 am »
Dear Felix, you have forgotten to add BSAT 3C/JCSAT 110R satellite. :)

My bad. :)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #196 on: 01/07/2009 07:14 am »
Arianespace wins contract from Intelsat
Evry, France, December 30, 2008

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2008/30-12-08-Intelsat-contract.asp

Arianespace announced today that it has signed a contract with the international satellite operator Intelsat, for the launch of one satellite, with the option to launch four more satellites.

With this latest contract, covering the launch of one satellite, with the option to launch four more satellites between 2011 and 2015, Arianespace’s launch Service & Solutions give the international satellite operator Intelsat unrivalled launch capacity and flexibility.

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers offer proven reliability, performance and availability. The launch operator will call on this family to deploy innovative launch solutions to meet the launch requirements of Intelsat’s upcoming satellites, ranging in size from 3,000 to 6,100 kg.

Commenting on this latest contract, Arianespace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Le Gall said: “We are very proud to have launched 48 satellites for Intelsat in the last three decades, and we are extremely honored to continue this partnership with the contract signed today. Through this new contract, Arianespace clearly shows its ability to offer Intelsat custom-tailored launch services and solutions that meet its need for flexibility.”

2008 - focus on Ariane; 2009 - focus on the expanded family
Evry, France, January 6, 2009

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2009/06-01-09-2008-2009-focus.asp

Results were just as impressive in terms of orders. Winning 13 contracts out of a total of 18 open to competition, Arianespace clearly confirmed its world leadership. Furthermore, Arianespace was chosen to launch the entire Galileo constellation. As of January 1, 2009, Arianespace had a record backlog of orders, including 27 geostationary satellites, plus launches into other orbits: eight by Ariane 5 and seven by Soyuz. These figures do not include Galileo launches.

The global financial crisis limited the number of new contracts available in 2008. Only 18 new launch contracts were signed last year, versus 25 in 2007, as launch capacity exceeded market demand.

Furthermore, the average weight of satellites decreased. Out of the 13 contracts signed by Arianespace in 2008, seven were for “3 ton” class satellites, and there was a limited number of satellites in the “6 ton” class.

The tight credit situation had varying effects. Several new operators froze their projects, but the largest operators were unaffected. They are pursuing their development, which underpins a solid replacement market.

Arianespace will cope with these new conditions by calling on an expanded family of launch vehicles.

Six to eight Ariane 5 launches are slated this year, including the Herschel-Planck and Terrestar-1 missions. In addition, Soyuz will be launched for the first time from the Guiana Space Center, enabling Arianespace to carry out eight Soyuz missions by the end of 2010, from either French Guiana or Baikonur. The development of the Vega light launcher will be completed in 2009, leading to a commercial service entry in 2010.

Arianespace will apply its Service & Solutions capabilities to meet market needs in 2009 and beyond
Evry, France, January 6, 2009

http://www.arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2009/01-06-2009-year-in-review-press-conference.asp

Speaking to international reporters, Le Gall said 2009 will be the “year of the launcher family” for Arianespace, with six to eight missions planned for the heavy-lift Ariane 5 during the coming 12 months, the maiden launch from French Guiana for its medium-lift Soyuz vehicle, and a wrap-up of development for the lightweight Vega – which will allow this new launcher to enter commercial service in 2010.

“Out of the 13 launch contracts signed in 2008 by Arianespace, seven were for satellites in the weight category of three tons or less; the ‘heavy’ spacecraft were primarily in the range of 4 to 5.5 metric tons; with only a few in the 6-ton range,” Le Gall explained. “This represents a marked change in the strategy of both telecommunications operators and spacecraft manufacturers as they move toward less heavy satellites.”

Arianespace won a large majority of all contracts competed during 2008 – a year which saw the continued downturn of annual order volumes booked with launch service providers worldwide.  Of the total 18 signings made during the past 12 months, Arianespace captured its 13-order share; while 2007 saw 25 new launch services contracts signed globally, with Arianespace winning 13 of those.

Construction and outfitting of the Soyuz launch facility in French Guiana is being completed as preparations move ahead for the medium-lift vehicle’s first flight this year.
 
Le Gall described Arianespace’s 2008 order intake as “impressive,” with the company’s record backlog now including 27 satellites for launch to geostationary transfer orbit; plus eight Ariane 5-specific missions (of which six will be with the Automated Transfer Vehicle to service the International Space Station); along with seven specific launches for the Soyuz vehicle. 

This business volume does not reflect Arianespace’s selection to orbit the entire satellite constellation for Europe’s Galileo navigation system – which will comprise four in-orbit validation (IOV) spacecraft and 26 full-operational capability (FOC) satellites.  Arianespace’s designation as the Galileo launch services provider already is made, but since the final contact remains to be signed, this mission activity has yet to be included in the company’s order book.

Le Gall said Arianespace’s busy Ariane 5 mission manifest for 2009 includes the launch of TerreStar-1 (which is one of the world’s largest commercial communications satellites) as a solo passenger on a dedicated launcher.  Another single-customer mission next year will carry the European Space Agency’s Herschel astronomy space telescope and the organization’s Planck cosmic background mapping satellite, with both teamed in dual-payload configuration on another dedicated Ariane 5. 

The inaugural Soyuz mission from the Spaceport in late 2009 will kick off a fast-paced schedule for this medium-lift launcher that has eight Arianespace-managed flights planned through the end of 2010.  These operations will deploy spacecraft into polar orbit, geostationary transfer orbit, and orbits at the service of constellation satellites.  With Arianespace’s flexibility, the missions can be handled either from the Spaceport in French Guiana or Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan – where commercial Soyuz missions have been performed since 1999 under the management of Arianespace’s Starsem affiliate.

Le Gall said he is highly impressed with the professionalism of Russian teams that currently are completing the construction and outfitting of Soyuz’ new launch complex in French Guiana.  Approximately 100 Russian personnel are now at the Spaceport, and a new major shipment of launch pad hardware and equipment is arriving in French Guiana this week aboard a sea-going vessel. 

Arianespace’s launcher family will be completed with the lightweight Vega, which is expected to begin its commercial service in 2010.  Once this lightweight vehicle enters operation, Le Gall foresees a regular need for its payload lift capability, meeting the requirements of smaller scientific, commercial and governmental satellites.  “There clearly will be a demand for Vega’s services, especially when the track record of competing launchers in this category is taken into account,” he said. “I foresee a Vega launch rate of about two missions per year once this new-generation vehicle enters operation."

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #197 on: 01/07/2009 08:35 am »
Launch Prices Still Rising Despite Poor Global Economy

 

http://www.space.com/spacenews/

 

PARIS — Commercial satellite launch prices have continued to rise in recent months despite the excess of launcher capacity worldwide and early signs that the global credit crunch is delaying some satellite programs, Arianespace Chief Executive Jean-Yves Le Gall said Jan. 6. He said a fully loaded Ariane 5 rocket, with two telecommunications satellites weighing a combined 8,500 kilograms, currently is priced at around 160 million euros ($220.1 million)

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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #198 on: 01/10/2009 05:22 pm »
20 December - Hot-Bird 9 &  Eutelsat W2M & SPIRALE - Ariane 5 ECA (V186)

You forgot to delete the SPIRALE...

12 April - Herschell/Planck - Ariane 5 ECA  (V188)

The correct spelling is Herschel...
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Re: Arianespace launch schedule
« Reply #199 on: 01/11/2009 04:28 pm »
20 December - Hot-Bird 9 &  Eutelsat W2M & SPIRALE - Ariane 5 ECA (V186)

You forgot to delete the SPIRALE...

12 April - Herschell/Planck - Ariane 5 ECA  (V188)

The correct spelling is Herschel...

Fixed. Thanks

 

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