Mission status

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Launch date:

April 24, 2015

Launch date:

March 27, 2015

Launcher version:

Ariane 5 ECA

Launcher version:

Soyuz

Payload(s):

THOR 7 and Sicral 2

Payload(s):

Two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites

Customer(s):

For THOR 7: Telenor

For Sicral 2: Telespazio for the French and Italian defense ministries

Customer(s):

The European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of the European Commission

Mission:

THOR 7: Relay services for the maritime sector, plus broadcast and television;

Sicral 2: military telecommunications 

Mission:

Providing highly-accurate satellite positioning as part Europe’s Galileo program

Payload prime contractor(s):

SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for THOR 7;

Thales Alenia Space for Sicral 2

Payload prime contractor(s):

OHB System of Germany and Surrey Satellite Technology, Ltd. of the United Kingdom

Launch site:

Spaceport, French Guiana 
(The Guiana Space Center)

Launch site:

Spaceport, French Guiana 
(The Guiana Space Center)

   

 

Success



Launch window for Ariane 5 Flight VA222

UTC

Kourou, French Guiana

Paris,  France

Washington, D.C. 

At 19:38 on
April 24, 2015

At 4:38 p.m. on
April 24, 2015

At 9:38 p.m. on
April 24, 2015

At 3:38 p.m. on
April 24, 2015

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