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Jun 20 Direct TV 16 and Eutelsat 7C
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Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time 6:41 PM GFT / 2019-06-20 21:41:00Z

Arianespace has been contracted to launch the DirectTV and Eutelsat 7C communications satellites to orbit atop an Ariane 5 rocket. The planned double-satellite launch is designated VA248 and should see the two spacecraft into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Vehicle Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time TBD

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will carry the first COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG 1) radar surveillance satellite for ASI, the Italian space agency. The European Space Agency’s Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite, or CHEOPS, will fly as a secondary payload on the mission. Built by Airbus Defense and Space in Spain with a Swiss-developed science instrument, CHEOPS will observe transits of planets around other stars to measure their radii.