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    Default Ariane 5 mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS update

    The Ariane 5 mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS is postponed
    June 23, 2010 – Ariane Flight V195

    Tonight’s dual-payload Ariane 5 mission with the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellite passengers was postponed when a launcher subsystem anomaly occurred during the final countdown.

    An investigation has been initiated to identify the anomaly’s cause.

    The heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA and its two payloads remain in a safe standby mode on launch pad.

    A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.




    •See the official Arianespace launch kit for further information on this mission.
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    Airane is telling it as Arabsat 5B in their email

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnb15k View Post
    Airane is telling it as Arabsat 5B in their email

    Arabsat 5B was launched recently and is now in orbit at (34-34.5°E) and has been operational since 15th of June 2010. The are yet no confirmed tps on the bird..

    As per Arabsat web site, the are now operating four satellites, at 3 orbital positions, 26° and 30.5° East: BADR-6 (26°E), BADR-4 (26°E), Arabsat-2B (30.5°E); and the latest edition Arabsat-5B (34-34.5°E).

    More info on this link.... http://www.arabsat.com/pages/InOrbitSatellites.aspx

    For the update on Arianespace ............ http://www.arianespace.com/news-miss...10/archive.asp

    As per update from Arabsat website, the launch of Arabsar 5b [ Badr 5a ] might take place today as the have started the countdown ticker on their website and now its at 17 hours to launch.
    http://www.arabsat.com/pages/Default.aspx

    Arabsat 5a [ Badr 5a } will replace arabsat 2b satellite once it becomes operational.

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    Good information

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    The Ariane 5 mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS is postponed

    June 24, 2010 - Ariane Flight V195

    Tonight's dual-payload Ariane 5 mission with the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellite passengers was postponed following a "red" indication for the Spaceport's launch infrastructure that occurred during the final countdown.

    The heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA and its two payloads remain in a safe standby mode on launch pad.

    A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.

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    Default Launch today

    The Ariane 5 mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS is sceduded for launch today 26 June as per Arabsat web site. Count down has began again for the thrid time.

    Hope this round the launch shall be successful..................

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    Default Launch successful

    June 26, 2010 – Ariane Flight V195




    Arianespace stepped up its 2010 launch pace with tonight’s successful dual-passenger Ariane 5 mission, which lofted payloads for the Middle East and South Korea.

    Lifting off from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch facility in French Guiana, the Ariane 5 ECA placed Arabsat-5A and COMS into geostationary transfer orbits – providing a payload delivery performance of approximately 7,400 kg.




    Ariane 5 is poised for liftoff from the Spaceport with its dual-satellite payload.


    “This launch is the 37th consecutive success for our Ariane 5 launcher, and it clearly demonstrates our policy of quality — which is exactly what you — our customers expect, and I thank you for the confidence you have always shown for us,” Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall said in comments from the Spaceport’s Jupiter mission control room.

    He noted that Arianespace maintains a strong backlog of satellites to be orbited, which has been further expanded with additional contracts concluded so far this year.

    “Since the creation of our company 30 years ago, we have successfully launched 281 satellites,” Le Gall said. “And this will continue, as our order book today has 34 satellites for launch to geostationary orbit, along with six Ariane 5 missions with the Automated Transfer Vehicle, and 17 launches to be performed by Soyuz. And since the beginning of 2010, we already have signed nine new contracts – the latest of which is with the Argentinean operator Arsat, which I am announcing tonight as a new contract.”

    During tonight’s launch, the Arabsat-5A satellite was deployed first during the flight sequence, being released from atop Ariane 5’s payload “stack” at 26 min. into the mission. Produced by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space on a turnkey contract for the Arabsat telecommunications operator, the satellite had a mass at liftoff of about 4,940 kg.

    Arabsat-5A carries 24 Ku-band transponders and 28 C-band transponders for telecommunications and TV broadcasting services over the Middle East and Africa. Astrium provided the Eurostar 3000 spacecraft platform and was responsible for satellite integration, while Thales Alenia Space supplied the payload.

    This mission marked another milestone in Arianespace’s 25-year relationship with the Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat telecommunications operator, which began with the launch of Arabsat 1A in 1985 on an Ariane 3 vehicle. A total of seven Arabsat satellites have been launched by Arianespace during the past 25 years.

    The COMS satellite passenger was separated from Ariane 5 at 32 min. into tonight’s flight, completing this second heavy-lift mission of 2010. The multi-purpose COMS spacecraft for South Korea’s KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) is fitted with three payloads for meteorological observation, ocean surveillance and experimental broadband multimedia communications services.

    Liftoff mass of the COMS Astrium-built Eurostar 3000 platform was 2,460 kg., and its communications payload came from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea. COMS continues a collaboration that started with Arianespace’s launch of the Kitsat A and Kitsat B scientific microsats in 1992 and 1993 for Korea’s Satellite Technology Research Center (SaTReC), and was followed by the 1999 launch of the KOREASAT 3 communications satellite for Korea Telecom.

    Following tonight’s launch, Le Gall announced that the next Ariane 5 mission will be another dual-passenger flight, which is scheduled for August 3 with RASCOM-QAF 1R and NILESAT 201.

    More info in .......... http://forum.paytv.ro/showpost.php?p...postcount=3750
    http://forum.paytv.ro/showpost.php?p...postcount=3751
    and http://forum.paytv.ro/showpost.php?p...postcount=3752

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    Default Badr 5a at 20.0°E

    Badr 5a at 20.0°E testing now before moving to Arabsat 2b position @30.5°E to replace the satellite within 2 weeks time as per source.

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    Default Arabsat-5A @ 30.5° East

    Arabsat-5A is now @ 30.5° East . The satellite is going through the finally tests before replacing Arabsat 2b

 

 

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