Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017
Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017 Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.
ESA and industry collaborate to improve rocket fairings28 August 2017
ESA and industry collaborate to improve rocket fairings28 August 2017 Rocket fairings are now lighter, faster to produce and less costly thanks to a manufacturing process adopted by RUAG Space in Switzerland through a partnership with ESA.
Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year02 August 2017
Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year02 August 2017 This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega’s lighter protective fairing.
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.