Ride into space on Vega-C secured for FLEX and Altius

Ride into space on Vega-C secured for FLEX and Altius

Repurposed from ESA Applications page. A contract signed with Arianespace secures the joint launch for two satellites that will further knowledge of our home planet. Scheduled to lift off on a new class of rocket, ESA’s Vega-C, from Europe’s Spaceport in mid-2025, FLEX will yield new information about the health of the world’s plants and […]

Arianespace to launch eight new Galileo satellites

Arianespace to launch eight new Galileo satellites

ESA and EUSPA have confirmed that Arianespace will launch eight additional Galileo satellites. Arianespace will launch the first two satellites in 2022, leading to the Full Operational Capability of Galileo open service. Then, three successive launches on Ariane 62 in 2023, 2024 and 2025, will finalize the launch of the first generation of Galileo satellites and […]

James Webb Space Telescope Rolls Out to Launchpad for Christmas Morning Launch

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has begun its stately rollout to the Arianespace ELA-3 launch complex at Europe’s Spaceport located near Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace and NASA will closely monitor the vitals of Webb and the Ariane 5 rocket during the nearly two-hour process. Webb is scheduled for liftoff at 7:20 am EST Saturday, Dec. […]

Live Coverage of Galileo Satellite Launch on December 4

Due to bad weather and the unavailability of a downrange tracking station, Arianespace has once again postponed the launch of Galileo satellites 27 – 28 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 4, at 7:19 p.m. EST (0019 GMT on Dec. 5).

Arianespace Vega launches CERÉS satellites for CNES

Arianespace Vega launches CERÉS satellites for CNES

Arianespace’s Vega rocket launched on its third mission of the year with the Capacité de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale (CERÉS) 1, 2, and 3 satellites for the French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Vega lifted off on November 16, at 6:27 AM Kourou time (09:27 UTC).