Author Topic: LIVE: Ariane-5ECA (VA220) - ISDLA-1 (Intelsat 30) and ARSAT-1 - October 16, 2014  (Read 53107 times)

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Launch Coverage Sponsored by ATK:


http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1166.asp

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Rounding out the on-going Ariane 5 mission preparations was this week’s delivery to French Guiana of launcher components for Arianespace’s Flight VA220. Arriving aboard the MN Colibri sea-going vessel, these elements were unloaded at Paricabo port for transfer to the Spaceport – where they are to be assembled for flight.
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Won't ArSat-1 fly on this one?

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Won't ArSat-1 fly on this one?

From various sources, indeed it seems likely that ArSat-1 would fly on this flight, since almost all other comsats flying on Ariane 5 are now planned for at least 4Q 2014 and beyond. It seems pretty likely (and probably the only suitable candidate) that it will be paired with Intelsat 30, although none of the sources have reported that yet.
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Confirmed ISDLA-1/ARSAT-1

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Argentine satellite Arsat 1, ready to ship to the space center in French Guiana .

http://mediasat.info/news/argentinskij-sputnik-arsat-1-gotov-k-zapusku

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ArSat-1 is being loaded into the An-124 right now.

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ARSAT-1 arrived at CSG yesterday.
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ARSAT-1 touches down in French Guiana for its Arianespace launch

September 2, 2014 – Ariane Flight VA220

The first geostationary satellite built in Argentina – ARSAT-1 – has been delivered to French Guiana, where this milestone spacecraft will be readied for Arianespace’s dual-passenger Ariane 5 mission in mid-October.

Transported by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner, ARSAT-1 landed yesterday at Félix Eboué International Airport near French Guiana's capital city of Cayenne. The satellite was then unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport’s clean room facilities, where it is to undergo pre-launch processing.

ARSAT-1 was produced for Argentine satellite operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) by the company INVAP, with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space as leading equipment suppliers. This spacecraft will deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay – operating from an orbital position of 72 deg. West following its deployment by Ariane 5.

The ARSAT-1 satellite will be orbited along with its co-passenger, Intelsat DLA-1, on another of Ariane 5’s trademark dual-payload missions. Built for international operator Intelsat by SSL (Space Systems/Loral), DLA-1 – together with the DLA-2 satellite that will be lofted on a future flight – is to greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.

Arianespace’s mission with ARSAT-1 and Intelsat DLA-1 is designated Flight VA220 in the company’s launcher family numbering system.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1205.asp

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ARSAT-1 is prepared for its Ariane 5 liftoff in October

September 10, 2014 – Ariane Flight VA220

Pre-launch processing is now underway in French Guiana with ARSAT-1, one of two satellite passengers that will be orbited on Arianespace’s fifth heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission in 2014 – which is planned for mid-October.

ARSAT-1 is the milestone first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) – with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.

After its deployment by Ariane 5, ARSAT-1 will operate from an orbital position of 72 deg. West – from which it deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Joining ARSAT-1 on this upcoming mission – designated Flight VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is the Intelsat DLA-1 co-passenger, which was built for international operator Intelsat by SSL (Space Systems/Loral). Together with the DLA-2 satellite that will be lofted on a future flight, DLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.

The October launch with ARSAT-1 and Intelsat DLA-1 will follow Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission on September 11, which is to loft a pair of commercial telecommunications satellites: MEASAT-3b and Optus 10.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1209.asp

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ISDLA-1 arrives for Arianespace’s dual-payload Ariane 5 mission in October

September 12, 2014 – Ariane Flight VA220

Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight are moving into their full pace with delivery of the mission’s other passenger – ISDLA-1 – to French Guiana, where it joins the ARSAT-1 satellite that arrived earlier this month.

ISDLA-1 was transported this week by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner which landed at Félix Eboué International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, and subsequently was unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport.

This high-power spacecraft – which will be orbited for two long-time Arianespace customers, DIRECTV and Intelsat – was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) based on its proven 1300-series satellite platform.

Together with the ISDLA-2 satellite that is to be lofted on a future flight, ISDLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services – with each contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years. Both also will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C spacecraft at an orbital position of 95 deg. West.

Scheduled for an October liftoff, Arianespace’s mission with ISDLA-1 and ARSAT-1 is designated Flight VA220 in the company’s launcher family numbering system. It will be the fifth launch of a heavy-lift Ariane 5 in 2014 – following the most recent success that orbited the MEASAT-3b and Optus 10 commercial telecommunications satellites from French Guiana on September 11.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1213.asp

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Payload preparations are underway with ISDLA-1 for Arianespace’s October Ariane 5 mission

September 18, 2014 – Ariane Flight VA220

Pre-launch payload processing is moving into full swing for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight, with the mission’s ISDLA-1 telecommunications satellite now undergoing preparations for a targeted October 16 liftoff from French Guiana.

To be orbited for two long-standing Arianespace partners – Intelsat and DIRECTV – the high-powered ISDLA-1 is built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) based on the 1300-series satellite platform.

Following its deployment from Ariane 5, this spacecraft will expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, along with providing backup and restoration services. With a design life of 15 years, ISDLA-1 will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite at 95 deg. West.

Ariane 5 will also carry the milestone ARSAT-1 spacecraft for ARSAT on this heavy-lift mission. As the first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, ARSAT-1 is produced by INVAP with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.

From its orbital position at 72 deg. West, ARSAT-1 will deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Arianespace’s upcoming October heavy-lift mission is scheduled to be the fifth Ariane 5 launch this year and is designated Flight VA220 in the company’s numbering system.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1214.asp

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VA220 launch poster of the Kourou space center (CSG).

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Arsat-1 has been fueled on Sept 26.
See for a few more pics: http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/ariane/vol-ariane-220-remplissage-de-arsat-1/

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The Ariane rocket was moved from its integration building (BIL) to the final assembly building (BAF) on Sept. 29. Next step: integration with the two satellites.
See: http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/ariane/vol-ariane-220-transfert-du-bil-au-baf/


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ISDLA-1 is delivered to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building for integration on its Ariane 5 launcher

October 2, 2014 – Ariane Flight VA220

The ISDLA-1 satellite, which is one of two passengers for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight, has been delivered to the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building – marking a new step toward this mission’s payload integration.

ISDLA-1 – built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for two long-time Arianespace customers, DIRECTV and Intelsat – was transported this week from the Spaceport’s S3B clean room facility, where the high-power relay spacecraft underwent pre-flight checkout and received its onboard propellant.

Contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years after its Ariane 5 launch, ISDLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services. It is to operate from an orbital position of 95 deg. West, co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C spacecraft.

ISDLA-1 will be joined on the Ariane 5 launch vehicle by ARSAT-1 – the first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, which is to deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima), with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.

The upcoming Ariane 5 mission, designated VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, is scheduled for an October 16 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1218.asp

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An amazingly extensive feature article on ArSat-1 from our very own Alejandro G. Belluscio:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/arsat-1-argentina-communicate-heightened-space-ambitions/

I'll give it a standalone thread too.
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Launch preps continue with the encapsulation of the ISDLA satellite on October 3.
http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/ariane/vol-ariane-220-pose-de-la-coiffe/
« Last Edit: 10/09/2014 07:24 am by Lewis007 »

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