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


Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of EchoStar 18 and BRIsat (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites June 18 after several delays. The rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:40 pm EDT (2140 GMT), at the end of its launch window because of launch site issues. High winds scrubbed a launch attempt Friday. The Ariane placed into geostationary transfer orbit the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat satellites, both built by Space Systems Loral for EchoStar and BRI Bank of Indonesia, respectively. The combined mass of the payload, 9,503 kilograms, set a new record for the vehicle.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:51 AM ET (1551 GMT)

SpaceX preparing for Iridium return-to-flight launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

Proton launch of EchoStar-21 delayed
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:49 AM ET (1549 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 21
Whitson fields questions from 4th graders
KMA-AM Shenandoah, IA — 9:51 am ET (1451 GMT)
SpaceX leads space exploration renaissance, and jobs, in South Texas
San Antonio Express-News — 6:07 am ET (1107 GMT)
Trump Administration Portends Numerous Changes in Space Policies
Wall Street Journal — 6:04 am ET (1104 GMT)


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