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Another Ariane 5 mission is readied at the Spaceport for Arianespace


Ariane Flight VA215

Arianespace is keeping up the Ariane 5 cadence as momentum builds for its next flight – which will orbit another of the heavy-lift launcher’s dual-passenger payloads.


The GSAT-7 satellite is readied for the startup of its pre-launch checkout in the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility.

This mission, designated Flight VA215 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, is to carry the Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail-1 and GSAT-7 telecommunications satellites.

Flight VA215’s heavy-lift vehicle has completed its initial build-up in the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building for Ariane 5, and soon will be transferred to the Final Assembly Building to receive its payloads. The Final Assembly Building became available this morning when the Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s Flight VA214 rolled out to the launch zone for a liftoff tomorrow.

GSAT-7 has now begun its checkout at the Spaceport to confirm the multi-band satellite’s readiness with payloads in the UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-bands. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, it utilizes India’s standard I-2K bus – the same as employed for the Indian INSAT-3D satellite, which is only hours away from liftoff on Arianespace’s VA214 mission.

The GSAT-7 spacecraft’s mass at liftoff is estimated at 2,550 kg., and its power handling capability is rated at approximately 3,000 Watts. After being deployed by Ariane 5, the satellite will operate from an orbital position of 74 deg. East.

Joining the Indian satellite on Arianespace’s VA215 mission will be EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1, built by SSL for Eutelsat and Es'hailSat – The Qatar Satellite Company. Weighing more than 6,000 kg. at liftoff, this platform was conceived to provide direct broadcast services (DBS) to expanding markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions.

EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1 will replace Eutelsat’s EUROBIRD 2 satellite at 25.5 deg. East. In addition to ensuing Ku-band continuity for Eutelsat and providing additional Ku-band resources for the Qatar Satellite Company, the spacecraft will initiate a Ka-band capability to open business opportunities for both companies.
 

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 is readied for the transfer to receive its dual-satellite payload

Ariane Flight VA215



The Ariane 5 for Arianespace Flight VA215 is shown inside the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building, where it was assembled by Astrium Space Transportation.

The launcher for Ariane 5’s next heavy-lift flight is ready for rollout to the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building, where it will be delivered to Arianespace for installation of the mission’s dual-passenger payload.

This vehicle was built up in the Launcher Integration Building by Astrium Space Transportation, which is the Ariane 5 prime contractor and integrator.

During the integration activity, Ariane 5’s basic assembly was performed, beginning with the mating of its two solid-propellant strap-on boosters to the core cryogenic stage. This was followed by placement atop the core cryogenic stage of a combined unit containing the cryogenic upper stage and vehicle equipment bay.

With the completion of its initial checkout process, the launcher for Arianespace’s August 29 mission – designated Flight VA215 in the company’s launcher family numbering system – is awaiting its transfer to the Spaceport Final Assembly Building, previously occupied by Flight VA214’s Ariane 5, which lifted off from the Spaceport on July 25.

Flight VA215 is to carry two communications relay satellites: EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7.

Riding in the upper position of Ariane 5’s payload “stack” will be EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1, a Space Systems/Loral-built spacecraft to serve European telecommunications operator Eutelsat and Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company.

The mission’s lower passenger is India’s GSAT-7, a satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation and fitted with payloads in UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band.
 

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Nice info. shared Anil bro.
 

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GSAT-7 is mated for Arianespace’s next launch, and Indian Independence Day is celebrated at the Spaceport



The protective container with GSAT-7 is moved into Ariane 5’s Final Assembly Building, where this Indian communications satellite was mated with its heavy-lift launcher.

Ariane Flight VA215


India was in the spotlight at the Spaceport in French Guiana this week as its GSAT-7 communications satellite was mated to the Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s August 29 launch, and mission team members gathered to celebrate the country’s Independence Day.


A flag-raising ceremony in front of the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility was part of the Indian Independence Day celebration with GSAT-7 mission team members and Arianespace personnel.

During activity in the Final Assembly Building for Ariane 5, GSAT-7 was installed atop the heavy-lift launcher, positioning this spacecraft as the lower passenger in the payload “stack.”

GSAT-7 will provide relay capacity in UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band from an orbital position of 74 deg. East., with a liftoff mass estimated at 2,550 kg. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, it utilizes India’s standard I-2K spacecraft bus – the same as for the country’s INSAT-3D meteorological satellite orbited on Arianespace’s previous Ariane 5 mission, performed July 25.

Following GSAT-7’s integration on Ariane 5, members of the satellite team joined with Arianespace personnel to celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15. As part of the observance, a flag-raising ceremony was held at the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility, where GSAT-7 had undergone its pre-launch checkout and fueling.

The August 29 mission with GSAT-7 will be Arianespace’s fourth Ariane 5 liftoff of 2013, and also will carry the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 telecommunications platform in another of the heavy-lift launcher’s dual-passenger flights.
 

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Ariane 5 build-up is completed for Arianespace’s upcoming flight with EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7
Ariane Flight VA215

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s August 29 mission is now complete at the Spaceport in French Guiana following integration of its second passenger – the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite.


The “upper composite” – with EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and the SYLDA dispenser system encapsulated in Ariane 5’s payload fairing – was lowered over GSAT-7 during activity in the Spaceport’s launcher Final Assembly Building.

Encapsulated in an ogive-shaped payload fairing, EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and the SYLDA dispenser system on which it is installed were lowered over GSAT-7 – which was mated with the Ariane 5 earlier this month – to finish launcher build-up at the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building.

With both satellites now installed, Ariane 5 is ready for the final pre-flight preparations – including the launch readiness review on August 27, followed by its rollout to the launch zone the next day, and the subsequent countdown to a 50-minute launch window that opens at 5:30 p.m. local time in French Guiana on August 29.

Riding in the upper position of the payload “stack,” EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 will be deployed first, at approximately 27 minutes after liftoff.

Once in orbit, the spacecraft will be used by European telecommunications operator Eutelsat Communications and Qatar’s Es’hailSat Satellite Company to deliver television broadcasting, telecommunications and government services in the Ku-band range, while its Ka-band capability will open business opportunities for both operators. This high-power, multi-mission relay platform was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and will be positioned at 25.5 deg. East, with a design life of 15 years or more.

Following the release of EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1, GSAT-7 – the mission’s lower passenger – will be deployed at 34 minutes after liftoff, completing the delivery of this Ariane 5’s payloads into geostationary transfer orbit.

The Indian satellite, developed by the nation’s Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) space agency, will provide relay capacity in UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band from an orbital position of 74 deg. East during its design life of seven years.

Designated Ariane Flight VA215 in the company’s launcher family numbering system, this mission represents the 215th flight of an Ariane-series vehicle, as well as the fourth Ariane 5 liftoff in 2013.
 

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Inside and out: Ariane 5 is ready for this week’s Arianespace liftoff with EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7
Ariane Flight VA215

The finishing touches are being completed for Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission from French Guiana this Thursday, with the logos of its EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 passengers now affixed to the launcher’s payload fairing.


Logos for Flight VA215’s EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 satellites are shown on the completed Ariane 5 inside the launcher’s Final Assembly Building at the Spaceport.

Logo placement on the fairing – which protects Ariane 5’s satellites during climb-out through the atmosphere’s dense layers – occurred in the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building.

The mission’s next steps will be its launch readiness review – set for tomorrow – which clears the way for Ariane 5’s rollout to the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone on Wednesday, followed by liftoff on August 29 during a 50-minute launch window that opens at 5:30 p.m., local time in French Guiana.

Positioning of the logos on Ariane 5’s payload fairing represent the integration of its satellite passengers for this fourth Arianespace heavy-lift flight of 2013. Riding in the upper position is EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1, which will be deployed first during the 34-minute-long mission.

The spacecraft will serve the relay requirements of European telecommunications operator Eutelsat Communications and Qatar’s Es’hailSat Satellite Company, delivering television broadcasting, telecommunications and government services in the Ku-band range. Ka-band capability also provided by EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 will open business opportunities for both operators. Space Systems/Loral (SSL) built the high-power, multi-mission relay platform, which is to be located at 25.5 deg. East.

Ariane 5’s second passenger is GSAT-7, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide the country with UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band relay capacity. The satellite is adapted from India’s I-2K spacecraft bus and will be operated from an orbital location of 74 deg. East.

Arianespace’s upcoming mission is designated Ariane Flight VA215 in the company’s launcher family numbering system, signifying the 215th flight of an Ariane-series vehicle from the Spaceport. Its total payload of performance is estimated at 9,790 kg., which includes 8,960 kg. for the two satellite payloads to be injected into geostationary transfer orbit.
 

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Ariane 5 reaches the launch zone for Arianespace’s fourth heavy-lift flight in 2013



With EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 under its payload fairing, Ariane 5 approaches the launch pad to complete today’s rollout.

Ariane Flight VA215

Arianespace’s mission with the EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7 satellites is on track for liftoff tomorrow following the workhorse Ariane 5’s rollout to the ELA-3 launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Moving atop one of two mobile launch tables in service for Ariane 5, the heavy-lift vehicle emerged from its Final Assembly Building under blue skies for transfer to the launch pad – where it was secured in place.

With this major step completed, final preparations can now begin for Ariane 5’s August 29 liftoff during a 50-minute launch window that opens at 5:30 p.m. local time in French Guiana.

This will be Arianespace’s fourth Ariane 5 flight conducted during 2013, with an estimated payload lift performance of 9,790 kg. – which includes a combined mass of some 8,960 kg. for EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 and GSAT-7, plus the launcher’s dual-payload dispenser system and associated integration hardware.

Riding in the upper position of Ariane 5’s payload “stack” is the high-power, multi-mission EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 relay platform, which will be released first in the flight sequence at 27 minutes following liftoff. It has a total mass of approximately 6,300 kg.

After being lofted by Ariane 5, the spacecraft will operate for Eutelsat Communications and Qatar’s Es’hailSat Satellite Company at an orbital location of 25.5 deg. East, from which it will deliver Ku-band television broadcasting, telecommunications and government services for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The Space Systems/Loral-built (SSL) satellite’s Ka-band capability will open business opportunities in these regions for both operators.

Tomorrow’s liftoff will mark a new milestone in the 30-year relationship between Eutelsat and Arianespace as the 27th launch performed together to date; while it will be Arianespace’s first at the service of Es’hailSat.

The GSAT-7 communications satellite – which was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) using India’s standard I-2K spacecraft bus – has a liftoff mass of some 2,650 kg., and it will be deployed from Ariane 5’s lower passenger position at approximately 34 minutes into the flight.

To be positioned at 74 deg. East following its deployment by Ariane 5, GSAT-7 is to provide India with UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band relay capacity over the country’s land mass.

GSAT-7 will be the 17th ISRO spacecraft lofted by an Ariane-series vehicle, continuing a relationship that extends to the 1981 mission with the Apple experimental satellite. Arianespace also has launched two other satellites designed by India, for the operators Eutelsat and Avanti Communications.

Tomorrow’s mission is designated VA215, signifying the 215th launch of an Ariane family vehicle since 1979.
 

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gsat 7 successfully launched today
 
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