Launch log

Launch log

2010 - 2012

Date

Launcher

Payload(s)

Comments

12/19/2012

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA211

Skynet 5D & Mexsat Bicentenario

Arianespace wraps up another year of successes: seven Ariane 5 flights, two Soyuz launches and Vega’s inaugural liftoff from the Spaceport; and a Starsem Soyuz mission from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome

12/01/2012

Soyuz ST-A
Flight VS04

Pléiades 1B 

This optical imaging satellite is orbited on Soyuz’ fourth Spaceport mission, joining Pléiades 1A – which was launched from French Guiana in December 2011

11/10/2012

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA210

EUTELSAT 21B & Star One C3

The 66th launch of Arianespace’s workhorse Ariane 5

10/12/2012

Soyuz ST-B
Flight VS03

Two Galileo navigation system IOV (In-Orbit Validation) spacecraft 

Soyuz’ third Spaceport mission orbits two more In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites for the European Galileo navigation system

09/28/2012

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA209

ASTRA 2F & GSAT-10

This mission orbits the 36th satellite launched for SES by Arianespace, and the 15th lofted on an Ariane vehicle for India’s ISRO

09/17/2012

Soyuz 2-1a
Flight ST25

Metop-B (from Baikonur Cosmodrome)

Arianespace’s Starsem affiliate scores its 25th success in 25 launches, orbiting Metop-B for EUMETSAT

08/02/2012

Ariane 5 ECA 
Flight VA208

Intelsat 20 & HYLAS 2

Ariane 5 marks its 50th consecutive launch success, confirming the vehicle’s reliability and performance, while delivering nearly 10.2 metric tons total mass to geostationary transfer orbit – a world record

07/05/2012

Ariane 5 ECA 
Flight VA207

EchoStar XVII & MSG-3

Ariane 5 deploys a mixed payload of telecommunications and meteorological spacecraft into geostationary transfer orbit

05/15/2012

Ariane 5 ECA 
Flight VA206

JCSAT-13 & VINASAT-2

With the two payloads orbited on this flight, Arianespace surpasses the 300th mark for the total number of primary satellite passengers launched from French Guiana

03/23/2012

Ariane 5 ES 
Flight VA205

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Edoardo Amaldi

Arianespace’s third resupply mission for the International Space Station delivers a record payload lift performance of over 20,000 kg.

02/13/2012

Vega
Flight VV01

LARES, plus ALMASat-1 and multiple cubesats

Vega’s successful qualification launch, performed under responsibility of the European Space Agency


Date

Launcher

Payload(s)

Comments

12/29/2011

Soyuz
Flight ST24

Six Globalstar second-generation
satellites (from Baikonur Cosmodrome)

Performed on Arianespace’s behalf by its Starsem affiliate, this flight was the 11th Soyuz launch for Globalstar

12/17/2011

Soyuz ST-A
Flight VS02

Pléiades 1A, ELISA (x4) & SSOT

Arianespace’s second Soyuz mission from the Spaceport demonstrates the launcher’s flexibility by deploying a total of six satellite payloads

10/21/2011

Soyuz ST-B
Flight VS01

Two Galileo  IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites

An historic double success for Arianespace: Soyuz performs its inaugural mission from the Spaceport, and orbits Europe’s first Galileo navigation satellites

09/21/2011

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA204

Arabsat-5C & SES-2

The 46th consecutive success for Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 orbits a pair of telecommunications satellites for two key customers: the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and SES

08/06/2011

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA203

ASTRA 1N & BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R

Arianespace launch services continuity: ASTRA 1N is the 34th satellite lofted for the SES Group of companies; BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R marks the 41st Lockheed Martin-built payload orbited, this time on behalf of B-SAT Corporation and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

07/13/2011

Soyuz
Flight ST23

Six Globalstar second-generation
satellites (from Baikonur Cosmodrome)

The no. 2 mission performed by Starsem on behalf of Arianespace to deploy second-generation satellites for Globalstar’s constellation

05/20/2011

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA202

ST-2 & GSAT-8

This third heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission of 2011 orbits satellites for Asia and India

04/22/2011

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight VA201

Yahsat Y1A & Intelsat New Dawn

Ariane 5 sets a new heavy-lift record, orbiting satellites at the service of two new Arianespace customers – the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company and a joint venture of Intelsat and Convergence Partners

02/16/2011

Ariane 5 ES
Flight VA200

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Johannes Kepler

Arianespace’s second mission for servicing of the International Space Station; the heaviest payload ever orbited by Ariane 5, and the historic 200th mission of an Ariane family vehicle


Date

Launcher

Payload(s)

Comments

12/29/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 199

Hispasat 1E & KOREASAT 6

Arianespace wraps up its 2010 launch activity with an on-target flight, bringing Ariane 5’s payload lift performance for the year to 45,235 kg. with the 12 satellites launched in six missions

11/26/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 198

Intelsat 17 & HYLAS 1

Intelsat 17 marks the 51st satellite launched by Arianespace for Intelsat; HYLAS 1 is the first ever spacecraft orbited for Avanti Communications

10/28/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 197

W3B & BSAT-3b

The 39th consecutive success for Ariane 5 lofts a dual-satellite payload for Europe and Japan

10/20/2010

Soyuz 2
Flight ST22

Six Globalstar second-generation satellites

Conducted by Arianespace’s Starsem affiliate from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, this Soyuz flight successfully orbited the initial cluster of Globalstar second-generation satellites

08/04/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 196

RASCOM-QAF1R & NILESAT 201

Ariane 5 orbits two Thales Alenia Space-built satellites for telecommunications service to Africa and the Middle East

06/26/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 195

Arabsat-5A & COMS

Arabsat-5A is the seventh Arabsat satellite orbited by Ariane; COMS becomes a new Arianespace-launched payload for South Korea

05/21/2010

Ariane 5 ECA
Flight 194

ASTRA 3B & COMSATBw-2

Ariane 5’s 50th flight confirms its role as the heavy-lift workhorse for the commercial launch services industry

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