Tag Archives: European Space Agency

Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 22:20 UTC (17:20 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA241 carrying a dual payload of SES 14 and Al Yah 3 … Continue reading

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A Few Classics from Mars Express

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Mars Express. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express mission entered Martian orbit on December 25, 2003 with its lander, Beagle 2 (RIP). Although Beagle 2 landed successfully, only two of its four solar panels deployed … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 20:59 UTC (16:59 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA238. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 to Launch SGDC & Koreasat 7

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 VA231 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 20:30 UTC (16:30 EDT) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA231. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Sky Muster … Continue reading

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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. This … Continue reading

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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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