Arianespace, world’s leading satellite launch company, showcases Ariane 5 and 6 in Times Square at Best of France event in New York

The world-renowned Ariane 5, the most reliable commercial launch vehicle on the market, and the next-generation Ariane 6, slated to enter service in 2020, will be appearing in Times Square as part of the Best of France event. Experience the unrivaled power of a rocket launch at the Arianespace booth, which will showcase the best… Czytaj dalej Arianespace, world’s leading satellite launch company, showcases Ariane 5 and 6 in Times Square at Best of France event in New York

Payload integration begins for Arianespace’s next Soyuz mission with Galileo spacecraft

The first of two Galileo navigation satellites to be orbited on Arianespace’s August 21 Soyuz flight has been integrated on its payload dispenser system, marking a key step as preparations advance for this medium-lift mission from French Guiana. Named “Doresa,” the spacecraft was installed this month during activity inside the Spaceport’s S5A integration hall. It… Czytaj dalej Payload integration begins for Arianespace’s next Soyuz mission with Galileo spacecraft

Ariane 5 launcher integration is on the horizon for ATV Georges Lemaître

Europe’s fifth, and final, Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) for servicing of the International Space Station is ready for integration on its Ariane 5 launcher as preparations continue for this Arianespace mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the second half of July. The ATV – named Georges Lemaître after the Belgian physicist and father… Czytaj dalej Ariane 5 launcher integration is on the horizon for ATV Georges Lemaître

Payload preparations move into full swing for Arianespace’s Soyuz launch this year with Galileo navigation spacecraft

The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites are a confirmed “fit” for their Arianespace Soyuz launch later in 2014 after making initial contact with the medium-lift mission’s dual-payload dispenser in French Guiana. This week’s activity – called the fit check – was completed over a two-day period inside the Spaceport’s S1A payload preparation… Czytaj dalej Payload preparations move into full swing for Arianespace’s Soyuz launch this year with Galileo navigation spacecraft

Europe’s final Automated Transfer Vehicle is assembled for its Arianespace Ariane 5 launch in 2014

The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) for Arianespace’s next resupply mission to the International Space Station is standing tall at the Spaceport as preparations continue for its heavy-lift Ariane 5 launch on Flight VA219. This week’s activity in French Guiana included stacking of the ATV’s two primary components – its Integrated Cargo Carrier and the Service… Czytaj dalej Europe’s final Automated Transfer Vehicle is assembled for its Arianespace Ariane 5 launch in 2014

Parallel Ariane 5 and Soyuz mission campaigns keep Arianespace on track for a record year of launches

The Spaceport is busy with launch campaign activity in support of Arianespace’s record 2014 mission pace, with parallel preparations now underway for three heavy-lift Ariane 5 flights, as well as another with the medium-lift Soyuz; all to be conducted from French Guiana. With the activity underway – and the four launches already performed since January,… Czytaj dalej Parallel Ariane 5 and Soyuz mission campaigns keep Arianespace on track for a record year of launches