• Welcome to DreamDTH Forums
    An online community for the television enthusiasts!
    Log in or Register

Assembly Begins For Another Ariane 5 At The Spaceport


25 Mar 2011
Reaction score
March 18, 2011 – Ariane Flight VA202

The third Ariane 5 for launch by Arianespace in 2011 is beginning to take shape with the assembly start-up of this heavy-lift vehicle at the Spaceport in French Guiana, which is to orbit a dual-satellite payload during the month of May.

In a process that has been performed 57 previous times at the Spaceport, the Ariane 5’s core cryogenic stage was removed from its protective shipping container and positioned over one of two operational mobile launch tables for the workhorse vehicle.

This clears the way for integration of the Ariane 5’s two solid propellant boosters, followed by installation of its cryogenic upper stage and vehicle equipment bay – all of which will occur inside the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building.

Once the basic build-up has been completed, the Ariane 5 will be ready for transfer to the Final Assembly Building – where its ST-2 and GSAT-8 satellite payloads will be integrated. The Final Assembly Building currently is occupied by another Ariane 5 that is being readied to launch the Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn telecommunications spacecraft on a mission scheduled for March 30.

The ST-2 satellite passenger to be lofted by Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission in May will be deployed for ST-2 Satellite Ventures Pte Ltd., a joint venture formed by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) and Chunghwa Telecom Company Ltd. Its GSAT-8 co-passenger is a spacecraft for the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Arianespace’s busy launch manifest in 2011 calls for a total of nine missions to be performed from the Spaceport, composed of six Ariane 5 flights, the first two launches of the medium-lift Soyuz, and the lightweight Vega’s maiden flight. Three additional Soyuz missions for Arianespace are planned from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
anilsk01 Another Ariane 5 Begins Its Assembly At The Spaceport Satellite News & Updates 0
S Assembly begins for the Ariane 5 to orbit GSAT-15 in November Satellite News & Updates 2
DreamDTH.com Article ABP News ‘e-Shikhar Sammelan’ sets the stage for Bihar Assembly Elections DreamDTH Articles Discussions 0
9067316560 Free dish assembly unit DD Free Dish 0
Thakur Centre mum on assembly channel TV Channels News 0
sam TV9 TELUGU Graphics for DEHLI ASSEMBLY RESULTS TV Channels News 3
Thakur CNN-IBN & IBN7 to cover Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections’ Counting Day TV Channels News 0
Deep.S Exit Polls, Opinion Polls banned on eve of first phase of LS and assembly elections. TV Channels News 1
anilsk01 Assembly completed: the Ariane 5 launcher for Flight VA218 receives its “upper compos Satellite News & Updates 0
sathishgobi DD Aizawl and DD Delhi team in Mizoram to cover state Assembly election DD Free Dish 0
anilsk01 Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 completes its final assembly with AT Satellite News & Updates 1
Z Breaking Prime TV Begins Testing Of The relaunchch Foreign DTH Services 10
D TRAI begins cracking down on new TV tariff violations d2h (formerly Videocon d2h) 0
PrincePvarghese DDF Exclusive Cable bandh begins... Digital Cable TV 48
R 2017 UFC action begins on NYE, tune in SonyLiv & ESPN TV Shows & Programs 0
praks001 Doordarshan to acquire sports rights, begins exercise to beef up DD Sports TV Channels News 18
S 48 hr countdown for PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E mission begins Satellite News & Updates 0
D Living Foodz Begins Tomorrow TV Channels News 42
D Comedy Superstars ☆ Begins 22nd August☆ TV Shows & Programs 6
jayanji ATSC Begins Review of ATSC 3.0 Audio System Proposal General DTH News & Discussions 1
Vadirocks Unitel DTH Begins On @ Telstar 18 At 138.0°E DTH Support & Comparisons 6
Thakur StarSat begins operations in Nigeria Satellite News & Updates 0
Dileep Kumar Work begins on new Vijayawada DD Kendra for Andhra Pradesh TV Channels News 0
S TRAI begins consultations on regulating local ground based channels General DTH News & Discussions 0

Similar threads

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock