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Thor 6 and NSS 12 launched successfully.
Thursday, 29 October 2009 23:02

Ariane 5 delivers the NSS 12 and THOR 6 television broadcast satellites on Arianespace’s sixth mission of 2009.

The sixth Ariane 5 mission of 2009 marked another success for this heavy-lift launcher, carrying the first satellite launched by Arianespace for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS – THOR 6, along with the 32nd spacecraft from the SES group of companies entrusted for an Ariane launch – NSS 12.

Ariane 5’s mission with NSS-12 and THOR 6 was performed from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch site in French Guiana.

Lifting off on time at 5:00 p.m. from the Spaceport in French Guiana, the Ariane 5 deployed the two television broadcast satellites during a mission lasting 31 minutes. It was the 48th flight of an Ariane 5 and its 34th success in a row.

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Added Thor 6 and updated Amos 2 footprints
Friday, 23 October 2009 01:09
I have uploaded predicted Thor 6 footprints and updated Amos 2 coverage maps.
Uploaded NSS 12 footprints
Satellite Footprints
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 02:20
I have uploaded NSS-12 footprints. The launch is scheduled for October 29th 2009 from Guiana Space Center (together with Thor 6).
Updated Asiasat 5 and Asiasat 3S footprints
Satellite Footprints
Sunday, 04 October 2009 13:20
I have just updated the footprints of Asiasat 5 and Asiasat 3S. Both have the detailed EIRP contours information.
Amazonas-2 and ComsatbW-1 orbited successfully
Friday, 02 October 2009 09:24

Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Oct 02, 2009 - On Thursday evening, October 1, Arianespace boosted two payloads into geostationary transfer orbit: the Amazonas-2 civil communications satellite for the Spanish operator Hispasat, and the ComsatbW-1 military communications satellite, built by Astrium for the German Ministry of Defense.


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