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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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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

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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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