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Live thread for the latest O3b launch.
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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 12/27/2014 12:32 pm »
Does anyone have any ideas when the last four O3b satellites will be launches? Tentatively in 2015?

Have they been ordered yet? the insurance claim has been settled?

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 12/27/2014 02:18 pm »
 A further four satellites are set to launch early 2015.

http://www.o3bnetworks.com/welcome-to-o3b.aspx

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 12/27/2014 05:22 pm »
A further four satellites are set to launch early 2015.

http://www.o3bnetworks.com/welcome-to-o3b.aspx

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O3b became fully financed in November, 2010 and has launched the first eight satellites with a Soyuz launcher from French Guiana. O3b began full commercial service, September 1, 2014.  A further four satellites are set to launch early 2015.

That's quite clearly a reference to the 4 satellites launched last week.

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 01/02/2015 11:43 pm »
No satellites beyond the first 12 have been ordered yet.

O3b is in the process for selecting both vendor and satellite configuration for a second, more capable generation.

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 01/11/2018 08:41 pm »
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Excitement in French Guiana: two of the four #O3b satellites for #Arianespace’s next #Soyuz mission arrived today at Cayenne’s Félix Eboué Airport. Next, they will be transferred to the Spaceport for check-out and integration on Flight #VS18. @SES_Networks @Thales_Alenia_S

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/951563684865769473
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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 01/17/2018 08:41 am »
http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/arianespace-mission-preparations/

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Initial O3b satellites arrive for a medium-lift Soyuz launch

As key progress is made for Ariane 5’s year-opening mission, French Guiana also welcomed two of the four passengers for Arianespace’s first Soyuz mission in 2018 – Flight VS18 – scheduled for a March liftoff from the Spaceport. These spacecraft, which will further expand the SES-owned O3b satellite constellation, were airlifted yesterday to Félix Eboué Airport near Cayenne and eventually will be joined by an identical pair, to be delivered later in January.

SES’ O3b network offers a system that combines the reach of satellite with the speed of fiber – providing customers with affordable, low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity. The constellation is fully-scalable to meet market demand and operates from a medium-orbit altitude of 8,062 km. All O3b spacecraft have been designed, integrated and tested by Thales Alenia Space.

The first 12 O3b satellites were successfully orbited by three Soyuz vehicles operating from the Guiana Space Center in 2013 and 2014. Each satellite weighs about 700 kg. at launch and provides more than 10 Gbps of capacity.

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 01/18/2018 12:17 pm »
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Preparations for the next #Soyuz launch #VS18 are progressing in #CSG, #O3b satellites FM14 & FM15 are being processed in S1B

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/953970538019545088

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 01/29/2018 09:56 am »
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SES Set to Expand O3b Fleet with Arrival of Four MEO Satellites in Kourou Ahead of March Launch
The new satellites will enable SES Networks to meet exponential demand for reliable fibre-like connectivity worldwide

January 29, 2018 02:50 AM Eastern Standard Time

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four new O3b satellites have arrived safely at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for launch by a Soyuz vehicle in March 2018.

The four O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites will be placed in orbit nearly 8,000 kilometres from Earth, four times closer to the planet than geostationary satellites. Built by Thales Alenia Space, the Ka-band satellites will offer low latency, fibre-like connectivity to people and businesses in the growing mobility, fixed data and government markets.

The launch of the new satellites will augment SES’s fleet of 12 O3b satellites, which were also built by Thales Alenia Space. The four new spacecraft have improved connectivity capabilities and increased performance, and will serve to seamlessly scale the existing O3b constellation. Together, they will enable SES Networks to offer more capacity, enhanced coverage, increased efficiencies and greater reliability while delivering carrier-grade services including MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified services, to telcos, mobile network operators (MNOs), enterprises, internet service providers (ISPs) and government customers.

Steve Collar, Chief Executive Officer at SES Networks, said, ““The uptake of our O3b fleet and capability has been breathtaking. From being the fastest growing operator in 2015 to our customers demanding for more O3b services today, we are now approaching peak capacity across a number of regions. As the only operational low-latency, broadband constellation in the world, we are developing our network aggressively to deliver cloud scale connectivity and solutions. Our managed end-to-end network services are comparable with terrestrial networks, empowering our customers to offer high-performance connectivity on a truly global scale.”

Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer at SES, added, “In addition to the O3b satellites’ throughput capabilities and low latency, a unique feature of the O3b constellation is that it is easily scalable and is designed to be expanded in response to demand. Demand for reliable fibre-like connectivity has never been higher, and we are excited that our satellites can play a key role in connecting people, communities, and improving their lives.”

SES will be launching another four satellites in the constellation with Arianespace in 2019, bringing the total number of O3b satellites to 20. The first 12 O3b satellites were launched by three Soyuz launch vehicles in 2013 and 2014.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180128005102/en/SES-Set-Expand-O3b-Fleet-Arrival-MEO/

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2018 11:42 pm »
Cross-post from the Arianespace launch schedule thread:
Hello,
I think, the VS18 launch has been moved to March 6. 13:38:36 local (16:38:36 UTC)

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Prochain lancement :

Vol Soyouz 18 - mardi 6 mars, décollage prévu à 13h38mn36s (heure locale).

http://www.cnes-csg.fr/web/CNES-CSG-fr/10805-le-centre-spatial-guyanais.php
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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 02/17/2018 08:54 am »
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The next #Soyuz launch at #CSG with O3b is getting closer, final integration on the dispenser is on-going in S3B #VS18

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/964797502368215040

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 02/22/2018 06:08 pm »
February 21, 2018

Four O3b Medium Earth Orbit satellites will be lofted on Arianespace’s next Soyuz mission

Arianespace’s fourth mission to loft O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites is set for March, with its four spacecraft and the Soyuz launch vehicle undergoing preparations at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Once orbited by Arianespace, the satellites will be operated by SES Networks to deliver the world’s only low latency, fibre-like connectivity in the growing mobility, fixed data and government markets.

The trapezoidal-shaped Ka-band relay platforms have a liftoff mass of 700 kg. each, and were produced by Thales Alenia Space.

The current constellation of 12 O3b MEO satellites was orbited by Arianespace, utilizing its medium-lift Soyuz workhorse to carry four spacecraft each on launches that began in June 2013, and was followed by missions in July and December 2014.

Arianespace’s upcoming Soyuz mission is designated VS18 in the company’s launcher family numbering system, denoting the 18th flight of the Russian-built launch vehicle since its introduction at the Spaceport in October 2011.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vs18-o3b-preparations/

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 02/23/2018 06:55 am »
VS-18 launch sticker of CSG

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 02/23/2018 08:08 am »
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Launch prep for the next #Soyuz launch #VS18 is progressing well, integration of the O3b F4 S/C almost complete at #CSG

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/966962366222159872

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 02/27/2018 05:26 pm »
Press kit attached

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 02/28/2018 03:49 pm »
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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 03/02/2018 06:41 am »
VS-19 encapsulation
(credit: CSG facebook)

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 03/03/2018 06:26 am »
Soyuz roll out on March 2
Credit: CSG facebook

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Re: Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT (VS18) - O3b FM13-16 - Mar 9, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 03/03/2018 11:24 am »
Most likely, the launch was postponed:

"Март 2018" (March 2018)
https://www.roscosmos.ru/24756/

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