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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Sept. 7, 2022, 9:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a large geostationary high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite designed to serve Europe with a capacity of 500 Gbps.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Vega-C | LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
July 13, 2022, 1:13 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Maiden flight of the Vega-C launch vehicle, carrying the LARES-2 passive satellite. It is a 40 cm diameter sphere with laser mirrors to study the Earth gravitational field and relativistic effects. Also onboard are six European research cubesats.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Measat-3d & GSAT 24

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
June 22, 2022, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Measat-3d is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite built by Airbus Space Systems. GSAT 24 is a communications satellite of the Indian Space Research Organization.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 25, 2021, 12:20 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments which combine to create a 6.5 m diameter mirror, considerably larger than Hubble's 2.4 m mirror. This will allow JWST to provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble, and will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, including observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies.

Sun-Earth L2
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Vega | CERES

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Nov. 16, 2021, 9:27 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

CERES (CapacitÉ de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale) is a space-based signal intelligence (SIGNIT) system consisting of three satellites constellation.

Low Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | SES-17 & Syracuse 4A

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Oct. 24, 2021, 2:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

SES-17 is a Ka-band high-throughput geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space designed to provide mobile internet services to airline passengers over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean. Syracuse 4A is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Vega | Pléiades Neo 4

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Aug. 17, 2021, 1:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Pléiades Neo is a constellation of four optical high-resolution Earth observation satellites built and operated by Airbus. It is a dual purpose constellation, serving both civilian and military purposes. Pléiades Neo 4 is the second satellite in the constellation which is to deliver imagery with spatial resolution of 30 cm. It is launched along with several rideshare payloads.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
July 30, 2021, 9 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based on a SSL-1300 platform and equipped with C, X, Ku and Ka-band transceivers. It will provide communications services to Latin America for at least 15 years. Eutelsat Quantum is an experimental communications satellite carrying a payload able to be reconfigured by software. It is developed by ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence and Space.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit VA254
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Vega | Pléiades Neo 3

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
April 29, 2021, 1:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Pléiades Neo is a constellation of four optical high-resolution Earth observation satellites built and operated by Airbus. It is a dual purpose constellation, serving both civilian and military purposes. Pléiades Neo 3 is the first satellite in the constellation which is to deliver imagery with spatial resolution of 30 cm. It is launched along with several rideshare payloads.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Vega | SEOSAT-Ingenio & Taranis

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Nov. 17, 2020, 1:52 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission: Earth Science

SEOSAT-Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain - the flagship mission of the Spanish space strategic plan. Its mission is devoted to ensure an even coverage of the areas of national interest, providing a large operational capability in the capture of high-resolution multi-spectral land optical images for numerous user groups, as well as supporting and optimizing the development in Spain of teledetection-based applications in Spain. The overall mission objective is to provide information for applications in cartography, land use, urban management, water management, environmental monitoring, risk management and security. TARANIS (Tool for the Analysis of RAdiation from lightNIngand Sprites), the Celtic god of thunder and lightning, is the first satellite designed to observe luminous, radiative and electromagnetic phenomena occurring at altitudes of 20 to 100 km over thunderstorms. Discovered 20 years ago, such transient luminous events (TLEs) such as red sprites, blue jets, elves, sprite halos, etc. remain shrouded in mystery. They are sometimes accompanied by terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs). The TARANIS microsatellite will fly over thousands of TLEs and TGFs for at least four years and will be capable of detecting these events and recording their luminous and radiative signatures at high resolution, as well as the electromagnetic perturbations they set off in Earth’s upper atmosphere. The payload includes numerous sensors to observe the TLEs and to perform in-situ measurements of perturbations caused on the local plasma (fields, waves and particles).

Sun-Synchronous Orbit #SEOSATIngenio
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