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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0100
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that a satellite designed and built for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc), was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, THOR 7 , deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana . It will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to pr...
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:41:00 +0100
An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits. Launch of flight VA222 occurred on 26 April at 20:00 GMT (22:00 CEST, 17:00 local time). Thor-7, with a mass of about 4590 kg and mounted in the upper position atop Ariane's Sylda dual-payload carrier, was the first to be released about 28 minutes into the mission. Following a series of burns controlled by Ariane's computer, the Sylda structure enca...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:12:00 +0100
Ariane Flight VA222 Arianespace has delivered another Ariane 5 to the launch zone at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, positioning this workhorse heavy-lift vehicle for tomorrow's flight with a pair of telecommunications satellites: THOR 7 and SICRAL 2. The Ariane 5 rolled out today from the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone, where it is scheduled for liftoff during a launch window that opens on April 24 at 4:38 p.m. local time in French Guiana. For this 78...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named John Shannon to be vice president and program manager for the Space Launch System (SLS), which will provide NASA with heavy-lift capability to send people and cargo into deep space. Boeing is designing, developing, testing and manufacturing the core stages and avionics for SLS. Shannon succeeds Virginia "Ginger" Barnes, who is retiring. He currently serves as the company's International Space Station (ISS) program manager, leading the Boeing team's key integration ...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:58:00 +0100
Ariane Flight VA222 Ariane 5 has been authorized for its April 24 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, with the go-ahead for this upcoming mission - which will orbit the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 telecommunications satellites - given following today's launch readiness review. This pre-launch step - performed prior to each Arianespace mission - checked the "go" status of the heavy-lift launcher, the flight's dual-passenger payload, the Spaceport's infrastructure and the network of trackin...
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