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Ongoing Launch Blockage — The Strike (A "Social Movement") Continues the Delay of an Arianespace Mission
The strike continues to hold up SGDC and KORESAT-7 departure...
 
SSL's EchoStar XXIII Punches Perfectly Through Post-Launch Maneuvers 
satellite will be deployed at the 45 degrees West orbital location, providing high-power Direct-to Home services into Brazil
 
Arianespace Doubles Up For Brazil and South Korea's Heavy-Lift Launch  
The go-ahead was delivered at the completion of today’s Launch Readiness Review
 
Airbus' EUTELSAT 272B Ready for Travel to Kourou
All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station maneuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission.
 
SES' First Hybrid Boeing-Built Satellite Migration to Korou Completed for an Arianespace Launch
SES-15 was delivered by a cargo jetliner that landed at Félix Eboué Airport near Cayenne.
 
Arianespace Flight VA236 Payload Integration Underway for Ariane 5—SGDC and KORESAT-7 Settling In...
Both satellites for Flight VA236 were built by Thales Alenia Space, with the mission’s total payload lift performance set at 10,289 kg. to geostationary transfer orbit.
 
SES' NSS-806 to bring SPI Int'l and FILMBOX channels to LATAM
SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of NSS-806...
 
The eyes have it... Copernicus gets its 'second eye' as Airbus' Sentinel-2B produces color images of Earth
The Sentinel-2 mission contributes to the management of food security by providing information for the agricultural sector. 
 
 
Another in a line of Arianespace's successes ... sends Sentinel-2B on mission for better life on Earth
The satellite’s mission is primarily focused on monitoring land masses and coastal zones around the world.
 
Arianespace' Vega empowered to maneuver Sentinel-2B to designed slot
The review was conducted at the Spaceport in French Guiana and confirmed the “go” status of the four-stage Vega...
 
ACR's distress beacon, capsize survivor and USCG offer advice
Nethersole related his harrowing story from the recent incident when the 2008 Atlantic 57 catamaran was suddenly lifted and flipped over by a likely tornadic waterspout...
 
Number nine for Vega has Arianespace now engaging in launch readiness review...
Sentinel-2B is the fourth satellite in the Copernicus program to be orbited by Arianespace...
 
Sentinel-2B lofting prep in French Guiana
Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program to be launched.
 
ETL Systems Has a Colombian Contract (The Furtherance of RF Tech for Teleport)
ETL designed a system that easily expands into a 32×192 L-band matrix system...
 
India Revs Up for Heaviest Launch Vehicle (After ISRO's Record Breaking Launch of 104 Satellites)
After sending 104 satellites in a single mission and setting a world record, they are keeping the momentum going with the testing of this rocket. 
 
Sentinel-2B Prep'd for Flight (Arianespace Ensures Satellite Stays on Schedule)
Vega has undergone this buildup on the pad during activity at the Spaceport’s ZLV launch site...
 
Russia and Uruguay Warn About Risks of Arms' Race in Space
Russia and Uruguay adopted a joint statement on Thursday warning about risks of an arms race in outer space...
 
Arianespace Incoming and Outgoing... Receives Two New Sats and Successfully Launches VA235
This is Arianespace's second launch of 2017, and first launch of Ariane 5 this year to send off SKY Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S.
 
Airbus Safran Launchers' Ariane 5's 77th Successful Launch
The launch performance achieved by this Ariane 5 ECA was 10,450 kg in GTO...
 
Arianespace is One Busy Place... More Arriving on Same Day of Scheduled Launch
Thales Alenia Space services the broad range of satellites for different missions, while simultaneously launching for different customers.