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  • Arianespace closes the first half of 2017 with launch of Flight VA238

    Curt GodwinJune 28th, 2017

    After a minor technical glitch interrupted the countdown for five minutes, Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket, Flight VA238, left the pad at the Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:15 p.m. EDT (21:15 GMT) on June 28, 2017, to deploy two satellites – Hellas Sat 3 / Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT-17 – into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

  • Arianespace to close out June with Flight VA238 launch of two satellites

    Curt GodwinJune 26th, 2017

    Final preparations are underway for the launch of two satellites aboard Arianespace's workhorse Ariane 5 rocket for delivery to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). The launch is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017, during a 77-minute window opening at 4:59 p.m. EDT (20:59 GMT).

  • India launches its largest rocket

    Derek RichardsonJune 5th, 2017

    India launched its most powerful rocket to date. The GSLV Mk.3, which has two solid-fueled boosters, a twin-engine core, and cryogenic upper stage, lifted off the pad at 7:58 a.m. EDT (11:58 GMT) on June 5, 2017, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island in India.

  • India sends GSAT-9 into orbit atop GSLV

    Derek RichardsonMay 5th, 2017

    In India’s second launch of 2017, a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. II sent the GSAT-9 communications satellite into orbit. Liftoff took place at 7:27 a.m. EDT (11:27 GMT) on May 5 from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

  • Ariane 5 launches GSAT-18, Sky Muster II commsats

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 5th, 2016

    An Ariane 5 booster has successfully lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EDT; 20:30 GMT) on Wednesday, Oct. 5, carrying a duo of communications satellites. The mission, designated VA231 in Arianespace’s numbering system, was launched from the Ariane Launch Complex № 3 (ELA-3).

  • Iffy weather delays Ariane 5 launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 4th, 2016

    The launch of the Ariane 5 rocket with GSAT-18 and Sky Muster II communications satellites has been delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions. The mission, designated VA231, was expected to liftoff at 5:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EDT; 20:30 GMT) on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from ELA-3 in Kourou, French Guiana.

  • Ariane 5 to send a duo of communications satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 2nd, 2016

    Arianespace is all set to conduct its eighth mission of the year – sending two communications satellites into space atop its workhorse Ariane 5 booster. Liftoff will take place from ELA-3 in Kourou, French Guiana. The 45-minute launch window starts at 5:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EDT; 20:30 GMT) on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

  • Arianespace successfully launches ARABSAT-6B and GSAT-15 satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 10th, 2015

    Arianespace successfully sent a pair of satellites into orbit on Tuesday, using the company’s flagship Ariane 5 launcher. The rocket, carrying the ARABSAT-6B and GSAT-15 spacecraft, lifted off at 4:34 p.m. EDT (21:34 GMT) from the Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA 3) at Europe’s spaceport, located in Kourou, French Guiana.