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  • Arianespace delivers all-electric SES-15 to GTO on Flight VS17

    Curt GodwinMay 18th, 2017

    French multinational launch provider Arianespace continues to successfully clear its mission backlog induced by the "social movement" in French Guiana earlier in 2017. The company's Europeanized Soyuz ST-A medium-class rocket took to the skies with the SES-15 communications satellite at 7:54 a.m. EDT (11:54 GMT) May 18, 2017, from the Guiana Space Center in South America.

  • Good to go for GTO: Soyuz to launch SES-15 satellite from French Guiana

    Curt GodwinMay 16th, 2017

    Arianespace's Europeanized variant of the workhorse Russian Soyuz rocket stands ready to launch the SES-15 telecommunications satellite. The medium-class launch vehicle, known for decades of reliable launches to low-Earth orbit, is being tapped for its second mission to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) from the Guiana Space Center.

  • Technical issue delays Sentinel-1B mission

    Derek RichardsonApril 24th, 2016

    KOUROU, French Guiana — After two delays due to unacceptable weather conditions, the third launch attempt of the Soyuz STA carrying the Sentinel-1B mission was called off about 45 minutes prior to liftoff due to a technical issue on the booster.

  • Weather delays Sentinel-1B mission again

    Jason RhianApril 23rd, 2016

    KOUROU, French Guiana — Weather conditions dipped into the red again in the jungles of Kourou, French Guiana, causing another slip of the Sentinel-1B mission. Liftoff had been slated for 6:02:13 GFT (5:02:13 p.m. EDT). This has now been pushed back an additional 24 hours due, yet again, to the weather.

  • Weather causes 24-hour delay for Soyuz-STA flight of Sentinel-1B

    Jason RhianApril 22nd, 2016

    KOUROU, French Guiana — Prior to the fueling of the Arianespace Soyuz-STA rocket, the technical review determined that the weather conditions at the launch site in Sinnamary, French Guiana, were not optimal and the launch has been delayed 24 hours.

  • Arianespace to launch Soyuz rocket with European satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 21st, 2016

    KOUROU, French Guiana — Arianespace is preparing to launch a set of European satellites designed for Earth observation, astrophysical research, and educational purposes. The spacecraft is scheduled to be sent on its way atop a Soyuz-STA rocket at 5:02 p.m. EDT (21:02 GMT) Friday, April 22, from the Soyuz Launch Complex.

  • ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite launched to image the Earth

    James TuttenApril 3rd, 2014

    Just a few hours after United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket thundered off the pad in California, Arianespace successfully launched the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite on top of a Soyuz STA rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. Launching on time at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST), marks the first installment of Sentinel satellites that […]

  • A new era in Earth observation set to begin with launch of Sentinel-1

    Jacques van OeneApril 2nd, 2014

    A new fleet of European Space Agency (ESA) satellites, are set to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to Europe’s new Copernicus Earth observation program. If everything goes according to plan? It will all start tomorrow with the launch of Sentinel 1. Tomorrow’s flight – is the first of the two […]