Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company. Founded in 1980, it deploys a family of three launchers – Ariane, Soyuz and Vega – to meet the needs of commercial and government customers.
#OTD in 2009, we lofted TerreStar-1 – the largest commercial satellite launched at the time. By orbiting this 6,904-kg. payload on Ariane 5, #Arianespace once again set the standard in launch services for telecom operators and spacecraft manufacturers.
#Vega Flight #VV16 – the SSMS Proof of Concept mission: Postponed until August 17, 2020. Read the press release: bit.ly/2BrexS9
Countdown to the 40th anniversary of Ariane’s first launch !
Today we look back at the 20th Arianespace launch, which deployed TV-SAT 1...
We’ve postponed Vega Flight #VV16 until Aug. 17, when the forecast for high-level winds should be more favorable on the northward trajectory of this rideshare mission. Next up: Ariane 5 Flight #VA253, planned for July 28 w/ @Intelsat’s Galaxy 30 & MEV-2, and B-SAT’s BSAT-4b