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Two GMES Satellites Will Launch On Europe’s New Vega Rocket
2011-12-17 05:25:52

ESA and Arianespace have signed contracts for the launches of two of ESA´s Sentinel satellites. Arianespace will launch Sentinel-2B and Sentinel-3B on Europe´s new Vega rocket from French Guiana. The contracts were signed by the Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, Jean-Yves Le Gall, and ESA´s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, on 14 December in Evry, France. These agreements not only mark a significant milestone for ESA´s family of Sentinel satellites, but they are...

2011-01-05 06:18:37

Arianespace announced Tuesday that it has planned 10 launches for this year, including six Ariane 5 rockets and the first Russian Soyuz rockets from the European launch center in French Guiana starting in August. The company only managed six of its seven planned launches of the Ariane 5 rockets in 2010 due to technical problems. Arianespace also had a revenue shortfall of 133 million US dollars last year to about 1.2 billion dollars (900 million euros), Jean-Yves Le Gall told AFP. Last...

2009-12-17 09:24:41

Gaia, ESA's next-generation star mapper, will be carried into space by a Soyuz-STB/Fregat launch vehicle from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. David Southwood, ESA's Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, signed the contract for the launch with Jean-Yves LeGall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, at ESA Headquarters in Paris yesterday. The mission builds upon the heritage of precision stellar mapping exemplified by ESA's now- completed Hipparcos mission. Gaia will map 1000 million...

2009-06-16 05:53:51

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Paris, France-based launch company Arianespace announced on Monday that they had signed a contract for the launch of four testbed satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system. The two parties made the announcement at the outset of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. Although financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, they said the satellites will be launched in pairs by two Russian-built Soyuz launchers from ESA's space...

2008-12-04 15:40:00

Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, and Mark Dankberg, Chairman and CEO of ViaSat Inc., announced today in Washington, D.C. that they have signed the launch Service & Solutions contract for the ViaSat-1 satellite. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat-1, a high-capacity Ka-band spot beam satellite, is scheduled for launch by an Ariane 5 during the first half of 2011 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ViaSat-1 will be dedicated...

2005-04-11 17:26:00

MOSCOW (AFP) -- The Russian Space Agency and European rocket launch company Arianespace signed a deal to build a launch complex for Russian rockets at the Kourou site in French Guiana. "The contract has two components, one for the construction of a launch site and another for the building of an adapted version of the Soyouz spacecraft known as the Soyuz 2-lb," Director General of Arianespace Jean-Yves Le Gall said during a press conference following the contract signing. Le Gall also...

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