space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Intelsat switches two satellites to Arianespace
Posted: Wed, Apr 4, 2007, 7:49 AM ET (1149 GMT)
Ariane 5 prior to Flight 165 launch (Arianespace) Satellite operator Intelsat has moved the planned launch of two communications satellites from Land Launch to Arianespace to ensure that the spacecraft get into orbit this year. Intelsat will launch the Intelsat 11 (formerly PAS-11) and Horizons 2 spacecraft, both small spacecraft being built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, in the third quarter of this year on an Ariane 5. The two spacecraft were previously planned to be launched separately by Land Launch on Zenit-3SLB rockets. However, those launches have been delayed by the failure of a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL in January. Sea Launch said in a statement Tuesday that the investigation into the failure is ongoing, as well as repairs to the mobile launch platform that suffered some damage in the launch failure, and that they planned to resume Zenit-3SL launches by October. No date for the first Land Launch mission, which had been scheduled for later this year, was given.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 21
Innovation are shaping space industry: ISRO
UNI — 1:19 am ET (0619 GMT)
First privately built rocket to launch by 2021: Isro chief
The Times of India — 1:19 am ET (0619 GMT)
Madhavan to play rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan in a biopic
The Times of India — 1:18 am ET (0618 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list