Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing 29 June 2017 An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe’s Spaceport in two months.
Improving space transportation for Europe22 June 2017
Improving space transportation for Europe22 June 2017 ESA Director of Space Transportation, Daniel Neuenschwander, signed five contracts with industry at the Paris Air and Space show in France this week. “Five contracts, one goal: to consolidate space transportation services and capacities for the benef...
Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload 02 June 2017
Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload 02 June 2017 The Ariane 5 rocket, operated by Arianespace, has carried its heaviest telecommunications payload ever to deliver the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat-172B satellites into their planned orbits.
Ariane 5’s second liftoff this year05 May 2017
Ariane 5’s second liftoff this year05 May 2017 Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites, SGDC and Koreasat-7, into their planned orbits.
Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched07 March 2017 The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites24 February 2017
Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites24 February 2017 Europe’s Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018.