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Upcoming Missions This Year for: ariane

NETMay 10 Direct TV 16 and Eutelsat 7C
eutelsat arianespace
Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD

Arianespace is contracted to launch the DirectTV and Eutelsat 7C communications satellites into space atop an Ariane 5 rocket. The double-satellite launch is designated VA248 and will place the two spacecraft into a geostationary transfer orbit.

NETOct 15 CSG 1 & CHEOPS
arianespace
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.