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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #40 on: 04/25/2018 09:24 AM »
If you read the PR release:

"The launch of the Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 satellite for Azercosmos and Intelsat has been rescheduled for this summer, following VA244. The planned date and the co-passenger will be announced shortly."

meaning, if (maybe they already have..looking at the wording) they find a co-passenger, VA243 with Intelsat-38/Azerspace-2 plus X as co-passenger, will be launched after VA244 (July) and before VA245 (October)

so, VA243 probably in August pending confirmation of the co-passenger and launch schedule of the Vega launch also planned for august

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #41 on: 04/25/2018 11:36 PM »
ISRO Chairman says GSAT-11 recall 'not because they found a glitch', but that they wanted to do 'additional tests' to ensure its success (most likely to prevent another power bus failure of the kind GSAT-6A encountered earlier this month).

The satellite is still in Guiana according to this report and an ISRO team is working out the modalities to bring it back to India.

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Talking to TOI, Isro chairman Dr K Sivan said, “Gsat-11 has been recalled from French Guiana not because of any glitch. We want to carry out more tests on the satellite to ensure its launch is glitchfree.”

He said, “Our team in French Guiana is working on modalities to bring the satellite back to India. After all the tests and checks on Gsat-11 in India, we will decide on its next launch date.”

Isro is taking all precautions for satellite launches especially after the agency lost communication link with its recently launched satellite Gsat-6A.

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #42 on: 04/30/2018 01:04 PM »
CSG now shows a picture of GSAT-11.  ???

http://www.cnes-csg.fr/web/CNES-CSG-fr/10805-le-centre-spatial-guyanais.php



GSAT-11 in Kourou
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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #43 on: 04/30/2018 05:26 PM »
CSG now shows a picture of GSAT-11.  ???

http://www.cnes-csg.fr/web/CNES-CSG-fr/10805-le-centre-spatial-guyanais.php



GSAT-11 in Kourou

Yes, old picture taken during unpacking just after arrival at CSG
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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #44 on: 05/06/2018 04:03 AM »
An AN-124 left Cayenne on the 3rd and is currently flying in a holding pattern near Bengaluru.  I would guess that's the one taking GSAT-11 home.

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #45 on: 05/06/2018 11:43 AM »
An AN-124 left Cayenne on the 3rd and is currently flying in a holding pattern near Bengaluru.  I would guess that's the one taking GSAT-11 home.

yes, it has left CSG


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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #47 on: 05/21/2018 04:07 PM »
Could GSAT-11 be re-manifested to launch with its old launch partner, Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38, NET August?

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Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2018
<snip>
NET August - Intelsat 38 (Azerspace-2) - Ariane 5 ECA (VA243) - Kourou ELA-3
NET August - HS4-SGS1 (Hellas-Sat-4, SaudiGeoSat-1) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET August - EUTELSAT 7C - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or H2)
September 19 - MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS - 00:46:57
H2 - GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK2A, Cheollian 2A) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
Q4 - Horizons 3e - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or Q1 2019)
October 5 - BepiColombo - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or NLT November 29)
November - PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) - Vega - Kourou ZLV
November - OneWeb smallsat (x10) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - GSAT-11 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA243) - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Mohammed VI-B (MN35-B, Morocco EO Sat 2) - Vega - Kourou ZLV

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« Last Edit: 05/21/2018 04:46 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #48 on: 05/21/2018 06:00 PM »
Could GSAT-11 be re-manifested to launch with its old launch partner, Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38, NET August?

<snip>
Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2018
<snip>
NET August - Intelsat 38 (Azerspace-2) - Ariane 5 ECA (VA243) - Kourou ELA-3
NET August - HS4-SGS1 (Hellas-Sat-4, SaudiGeoSat-1) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
NET August - EUTELSAT 7C - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or H2)
September 19 - MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M - Kourou ELS - 00:46:57
H2 - GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK2A, Cheollian 2A) - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3
Q4 - Horizons 3e - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or Q1 2019)
October 5 - BepiColombo - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3 (or NLT November 29)
November - PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) - Vega - Kourou ZLV
November - OneWeb smallsat (x10) - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS
TBD - GSAT-11 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA243) - Kourou ELA-3
TBD - Mohammed VI-B (MN35-B, Morocco EO Sat 2) - Vega - Kourou ZLV

<snip>
potentially but only 50 percent chance.

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #49 on: 05/27/2018 05:23 PM »
I read somewhere that GSAT-11 could be launched as early as June end...is that true ?


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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #50 on: 06/18/2018 03:26 PM »
Cross-post re: GSAT-11, dated June 17:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/isro-clears-gsat-11-for-launch-5221485/
ISRO clears GSAT-11 for launch
gsat ready to launch
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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #51 on: 06/23/2018 01:48 PM »
I don’t think it will be before September or even October

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #52 on: 06/23/2018 05:11 PM »
The October is reserved for BepiColombo!

Press reports from Azerbaijan say: Azerspace-2 will launch in Summer.
http://novosti.az/society/26402.html

Upper partners for Azerspace-2:
HellasSat-4 slips to the end of the year. https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=6114.msg1832750#msg1832750

Horizons 3e will launch in H2 JSAT-FY 2018 (To be scheduled) [Oct. 2018 - March 2019] and is probably to heavy for Azerspace-2.

Remains only GSAT-11 as upper passenger for VA-243.

So my very speculative speculation is, Ariane-5 VA-243 with GSAT-11 and Azerspace-2 will launch on
September 4. or 5. 2018.  ;D
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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #53 on: 06/26/2018 09:49 PM »
Volga-Dnepr filed paperwork to transport something from SSL to Cayenne in the July 19-25 timeframe.  Would that be the Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite?

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #54 on: 06/26/2018 10:00 PM »
Remaining 2018 SSL Candidates include Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and Eutelsat 7C which per NSF schedules are reported NET August 2018 for launch dates with GSAT-11.

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #55 on: 06/27/2018 06:44 PM »
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and Eutelsat 7C
Eutelsat 7C should launch in Q4 2018 .
Stands in Third Quarter Report from Eutelsat. ( I had overlooked  :(  )
again the Link: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180514005981/en/Eutelsat-Communications%C2%A0Third-Quarter-Month-2017-18-Revenues

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Re: Ariane 5 VA243 - Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and GSAT-11 - 2018
« Reply #56 on: 06/27/2018 08:23 PM »
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#Arianespace has a busy schedule for the second half of 2018, including three missions in less than two months: #Ariane5’s next flight w/ #Galileo satellites (July 25), the #Vega mission to orbit Aeolus (late Aug) and the 100th launch of Ariane 5 (early Sept). #MissiontoSuccess
https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/1011867224376774656

Ariane 5 VA243 early September

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Source: SFN Launch Schedule https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ , June 29 update

Horizons 3e substituted for GSAT-11.  VA243 launch on September 5, approximately 21:20 UTC.
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The Ariane 5 ES version for Flight VA244 (foreground) is shown on its way for payload installation at the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building. In the background, the Ariane 5 ECA version for Arianespace’s following heavy-lift mission (VA243) is temporarily positioned in the ELA-3 launch zone before being transferred to the Launcher Integration Building.

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Are you sure that Gsat-11 will fly on September 5th ? Where is the satellite at the moment ? Has it left India ?

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