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  • Arianespace launches Thor 7 and Sicral-2 satellites to orbit

    Jose FloresApril 26th, 2015

    On Sunday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. GFT, 20:00 GMT), an Ariane 5 ECA rocket roared off the launch pad and into the skies above Kourou, French Guiana. This particular flight, designated VA-222, was Scheduled for an April 15 launch, but was delayed to April 24 when an anomaly was identified on a fluid connector […]

  • Anomaly delays launch of THOR 7 and SICRAL 2

    SpaceFlight InsiderApril 14th, 2015

    KOUROU, French Guiana — Arianespace announced the delay of a dual satellite payload on Tuesday, April 14. The launch, designated VA222, was scheduled to liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, on Wednesday, April 15, and is the first Ariane 5 launch of the year. The vehicle will carry two European communications satellites – THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 – to space, and […]