spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Ariane launch rescheduled for Friday
Posted: Thu, Feb 23, 2006, 7:52 AM ET (1252 GMT)
Ariane 5 prior to flight 160 launch (Arianespace) The launch of two satellites on an Ariane 5, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Friday, the company announced late Wednesday. The launch was postponed because of a problem with "a support equipment component" that has since been replaced, according to a press release. According to Space News, a problem with a nitrogen gas heating system that keeps an equipment bay on the launch vehicle at a stable temperature was the original cause of the problem. Technicians also replaced a gyroscope on one of the rocket's strap-on boosters that has experienced difficulty turning on during pre-launch preparations on Tuesday. The Ariane 5, the first of five to six scheduled for launch in 2006, is carrying the Hot Bird 7A and Spainsat communications satellites.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Saturday, August 18
Get an Inside Look at SpaceX's Astronaut Training Sims
Wired News — 8:52 am ET (1252 GMT)
Space Force, Done Right, Will Move U.S. Ahead
The Heritage Foundation — 8:50 am ET (1250 GMT)
National Academies: NASA needs a plan for Mars
The Planetary Society — 8:50 am ET (1250 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list