Ariane 5 successfully launches the innovative EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS satellite

Ariane 5 successfully launches the innovative EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS satellite

Ariane 5 flight VA258, operated by Arianespace, has successfully placed the EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS telecommunications satellite in orbit. Carrying out its second mission of the year, and the 114th overall, Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher once again demonstrates its exceptional adaptability and reliability. EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS will provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, in particular […]

Arianespace launch of EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS Satellite Delayed due to Weather

Arianespace launch of EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS Satellite Delayed due to Weather

– Arianespace is preparing the launch of Ariane 5 for the operator EUTELSAT, carrying the EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS telecommunications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. – This mission will provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, in particular in isolated regions with low coverage. Due to adverse weather conditions at the Guiana Space Center (CSG), flight […]

First Ariane 5 launch of 2022 is a success, supporting two loyal clients of Arianespace: MEASAT (Malaysia) and NSIL (India)

First Ariane 5 launch of 2022 is a success, supporting two loyal clients of Arianespace: MEASAT (Malaysia) and NSIL (India)

The Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has successfully placed two telecommunications satellites into geostationary orbit: MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator MEASAT, and GSAT-24 built by the Indian Space Agency ISRO on behalf of NSIL. Carrying out its first mission of the year, and the 113th overall, Ariane 5 once again demonstrates its exceptional reliability. Mission VA257 will improve […]

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5

Next Arianespace launch scheduled for June 22 with Ariane 5

Ariane 5. Photo Credit: Arianespace -Ariane flight 257 is scheduled for June 22. – The first Ariane 5 of the year will orbit two geostationary telecommunication satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24. – Mission VA257 will help improve the broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. This Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport, is […]

Precise Ariane 5 launch likely to extend Webb’s expected lifetime

Precise Ariane 5 launch likely to extend Webb's expected lifetime

This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. After a successful launch of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope on Christmas Day, and completion of two mid-course correction maneuvers, the Webb team has analyzed its initial trajectory and determined the observatory should have enough propellant to allow support of science operations in orbit for significantly […]

James Webb Telescope Placed on Top of Ariane 5

James Webb Telescope Placed on Top of Ariane 5

On Saturday, Dec. 11, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was secured on top of the Ariane 5 rocket that will launch it to space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. After its arrival in the final assembly building, Webb was slowly hoisted nearly 130 feet and then perfectly aligned on top of the Ariane 5, […]

Ariane 5 Rocket moved to meet James Webb Telescope at Assembly Building

The Ariane 5 launch vehicle which will launch the James Webb Space Telescope was moved to the final assembly building at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Ariane 5 parts shipped from Europe to French Guiana, have been coming together inside the launch vehicle integration building.  The lower part of the Ariane 5 comprises the cryogenic main core stage (with the […]