Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana today has successfully delivered the Intelsat 20 and HYLAS 2 satellites to geostationary transfer orbit after 34 minutes mission. It was the milestone 50th consecutive successful Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher flight!
The ILS Proton/Breeze-M launched from Pad 24 at 12:38 a.m. today local time (2:38 p.m. EDT, 18:38 GMT on July 9) has successfully delivered SES-5 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit. Built by Space Systems/Loral and based on the flight-proven SS/L 1300 platform the satellite has separated exactly after 9 hours, 12 minutes mission.
Arianespace with its third Ariane 5 mission of 2012 has successfully delivered the mixed payload of telecommunications (Echostar XVII) and meteorological (MSG-3) spacecrafts into geostationary transfer orbit during a 34-minute flight.
Spacecom Satellite Communications' board of director has authorized management to sign a $200 million contract with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) to build the Amos 6 communications satellite. The satellite is planned for launch in 2015.