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


Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Tue, Apr 28, 2015, 8:42 AM ET (1242 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of Sicral 2 and Thor 7, April 2015 (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two satellites on Sunday. The Ariane 5 lifted off at 4:00 pm EDT (2000 GMT) and released the Sicral 2 and Thor 7 satellites into geostationary transfer orbits a half-hour later. Sicral 2, a 4,400-kilogram satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for the militaries of France and Italy, will provide UHF and SHF communications services. The 4,600-kilogram Thor 7, built by Space Systems Loral for Telenor, will provide Ka- and Ku-band communications services from 0.8 degrees west in GEO for the Norwegian operator. The launch was originally planned for mid-April but delayed twice because of two separate technical problems.
<<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
Sunday, August 19
Spy satellite chief weighs in on reforms
POLITICO — 9:26 am ET (1326 GMT)
Editorial: Space travel still a fearful prospect
New Zealand Herald — 9:21 am ET (1321 GMT)


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