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Raumfahrt - Erfolgreicher Start von Ariane-5 Flight-VA-220 mit ARSAT-1 / Intelsat DLA-1

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10.09.2014

The shipping container with ARSAT-1 emerges from the An-124 cargo aircraft after its arrival at Félix Eboué International Airport.
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Ariane Flight VA220
The first geostationary satellite built in Argentina – ARSAT-1 – has been delivered to French Guiana, where this milestone spacecraft will be readied for Arianespace’s dual-passenger Ariane 5 mission in mid-October.
Transported by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner, ARSAT-1 landed yesterday at Félix Eboué International Airport near French Guiana's capital city of Cayenne. The satellite was then unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport’s clean room facilities, where it is to undergo pre-launch processing.
ARSAT-1 was produced for Argentine satellite operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) by the company INVAP, with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space as leading equipment suppliers. This spacecraft will deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay – operating from an orbital position of 72 deg. West following its deployment by Ariane 5.
The ARSAT-1 satellite will be orbited along with its co-passenger, Intelsat DLA-1, on another of Ariane 5’s trademark dual-payload missions. Built for international operator Intelsat by SSL (Space Systems/Loral), DLA-1 – together with the DLA-2 satellite that will be lofted on a future flight – is to greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.
Arianespace’s mission with ARSAT-1 and Intelsat DLA-1 is designated Flight VA220 in the company’s launcher family numbering system. 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 11.09.2014
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ARSAT-1 is prepared for its Ariane 5 liftoff in October

ARSAT-1 is positioned on its work dolly as this geostationary satellite’s pre-launch checkout begins in the Spaceport’s S5C preparation hall.
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Ariane Flight VA220
Pre-launch processing is now underway in French Guiana with ARSAT-1, one of two satellite passengers that will be orbited on Arianespace’s fifth heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission in 2014 – which is planned for mid-October.
ARSAT-1 is the milestone first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) – with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.
After its deployment by Ariane 5, ARSAT-1 will operate from an orbital position of 72 deg. West – from which it deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Joining ARSAT-1 on this upcoming mission – designated Flight VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is the Intelsat DLA-1 co-passenger, which was built for international operator Intelsat by SSL (Space Systems/Loral). Together with the DLA-2 satellite that will be lofted on a future flight, DLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.
The October launch with ARSAT-1 and Intelsat DLA-1 will follow Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission on September 11, which is to loft a pair of commercial telecommunications satellites: MEASAT-3b and Optus 10. 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 17.09.2014
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ISDLA-1 arrives for Arianespace’s dual-payload Ariane 5 mission in October


Protected by its SHIPPING CONTAINER, ISDLA-1 is unloaded from the An-124 cargo jetliner following this high-power satellite’s arrival at Félix Eboué International Airport in French Guiana.
Ariane FLIGHT VA220
Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 FLIGHT are moving into their full pace with delivery of the mission’s other passenger – ISDLA-1 – to French Guiana, where it joins the ARSAT-1 satellite that arrived earlier this month.
ISDLA-1 was transported this week by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner which landed at Félix Eboué International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, and subsequently was unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport.
This high-power spacecraft – which will be orbited for two long-time Arianespace customers, DIRECTV and Intelsat – was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) based on its proven 1300-series satellite platform.
Together with the ISDLA-2 satellite that is to be lofted on a future FLIGHT, ISDLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide BACKUP and restoration services – with each contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years. Both also will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C spacecraft at an orbital position of 95 deg. West.
Scheduled for an October liftoff, Arianespace’s mission with ISDLA-1 and ARSAT-1 is designated Flight VA220 in the company’s launcher family numbering system. It will be the fifth launch of a heavy-lift Ariane 5 in 2014 – following the most recent success that orbited the MEASAT-3b and Optus 10 commercial telecommunications satellites from French Guiana on September 11. 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 20.09.2014
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Payload preparations are underway with ISDLA-1 for Arianespace’s October Ariane 5 mission
Preparation activity is underway with Ariane 5 FLIGHT VA220’s ISDLA-1 co-passenger at the Spaceport’s S5C facility in French Guiana.
Ariane FLIGHT VA220
Pre-launch payload processing is moving into full swing for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 FLIGHT, with the mission’s ISDLA-1 telecommunications satellite now undergoing preparations for a targeted October 16 liftoff from French Guiana.
To be orbited for two long-standing Arianespace partners – Intelsat and DIRECTV – the high-powered ISDLA-1 is built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) based on the 1300-series satellite PLATFORM.
Following its deployment from Ariane 5, this spacecraft will expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, along with providing BACKUP and restoration services. With a design life of 15 years, ISDLA-1 will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite at 95 deg. West.
Ariane 5 will also carry the milestone ARSAT-1 spacecraft for ARSAT on this heavy-lift mission. As the first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, ARSAT-1 is produced by INVAP with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.
From its orbital position at 72 deg. West, ARSAT-1 will deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Arianespace’s upcoming October heavy-lift mission is scheduled to be the fifth Ariane 5 launch this year and is designated FLIGHT VA220 in the company’s numbering system. 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 8.10.2014
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Intelsat 30/DLA-1 is delivered to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building for integration on its Ariane 5 launcher

Intelsat 30/DLA-1 made initial contact with launcher hardware during activity in the Spaceport’s S3B clean room facility, and subsequently was transferred to Ariane 5’s Final Assembly Building for mating with the heavy-lift vehicle.
Ariane Flight VA220
The Intelsat 30/DLA-1 satellite, which is one of two passengers for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight, has been delivered to the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building – marking a new step toward this mission’s payload integration.
Intelsat 30/DLA-1 – built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for two long-time Arianespace customers, Intelsat and DIRECTV – was transported this week from the Spaceport’s S3B clean room facility, where the high-power relay spacecraft underwent pre-flight checkout and received its onboard propellant.
Contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years after its Ariane 5 launch, Intelsat 30/DLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services. It is to operate from an orbital position of 95 deg. West, co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C spacecraft.
Intelsat 30/DLA-1 will be joined on the Ariane 5 launch vehicle by ARSAT-1 – the first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, which is to deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima), with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.
The upcoming Ariane 5 mission, designated VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, is scheduled for an October 16 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 10.10.2014
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ARSAT-1 is installed on the Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s next heavy-lift mission

During activity in the upper level of the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building, ARSAT-1 is lowered into position atop its Ariane 5 launcher.
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Ariane Flight VA220
Final integration has begun for Arianespace’s heavy-lift mission on October 16, with ARSAT-1 now installed on the workhorse Ariane 5 launcher at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
The spacecraft was positioned atop Ariane 5’s core cryogenic stage this week during activity inside the Spaceport’s launch vehicle Final Assembly Building – placing it as the lower passenger, to be released second in the flight sequence after its co-passenger, Intelsat 30, hosting the DLA-1 payload.
ARSAT-1 is the milestone first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) – with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.
After its deployment by Ariane 5, ARSAT-1 will operate from an orbital position of 71.8 deg. West – from which it is to deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Joining ARSAT-1 on this upcoming mission – designated Flight VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is the Intelsat 30 co-passenger hosting the DLA-1 payload, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for two long-time Arianespace customers: Intelsat and DIRECTV. Once in orbit, Intelsat 30/DLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services. 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 13.10.2014
 
Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 16.10.2014
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Ariane 5 is moved to the launch zone for Arianespace’s fifth heavy-lift flight in 2014


The heavy-lift Ariane 5 with its Intelsat 30 and ARSAT-1 payloads approaches the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone during today’s rollout.
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Ariane Flight VA220
The workhorse Ariane 5 for tomorrow’s Arianespace mission from French Guiana is now ready for liftoff following its rollout to the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch complex.
Riding atop a mobile launch table, Ariane 5 was transferred earlier today from the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building – where this vehicle received its dual-satellite payload.  With the rollout now completed, the final countdown will begin for an October 16 liftoff at the start of a 51-minute launch window opening at 6:00 p.m. local time in French Guiana.
This fifth Ariane 5 mission in 2014 has an estimated payload performance of 10,000 kg., which includes a combined total of approximately 9,300 kg. for the two passengers – Intelsat 30, hosting the DLA-1 payload, and ARSAT-1 – as well as the launcher’s SYLDA dual-passenger dispenser system and satellite integration hardware.
Riding as the upper passenger in Ariane 5’s payload arrangement is Intelsat 30, which will be released at approximately 27 minutes into the flight. This spacecraft was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for Intelsat and will operate from an orbital position of 95 deg. West – from which it is to greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.
ARSAT-1 – the first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, produced by INVAP for ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) – will be deployed from Ariane 5’s lower passenger position at approximately 33 minutes after liftoff. From an orbital position of 71.8 deg. West, ARSAT-1 will deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Tomorrow’s mission is designated VA220 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, signifying the 220th flight of an Ariane family vehicle since 1979. 
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Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 21.20 MESZ 
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Ariane 5 enters the final countdown for its flight with Intelsat 30 and ARSAT-1

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Update: 22.46 MESZ
Frams: LIVE Start VA 220
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Quelle: arianespace
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Update: 17.10.2014 
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Arianespace Flight VA220
Arianespace successfully launches two satellites for the Americas 
Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 Ku-band payload for DIRECTV Latin America, is designed to provide distribution services for DIRECTV Latin America in South America and the Caribbean and ARSAT-1, which features direct-tohome (DTH) TV broadcast payloads for Latin America. The launch was performed by an Ariane 5 ECA on October 16 at 6:43 pm (local time) from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This launch again clearly shows that Arianespace's quality, reliability and experience are recognized by all operators, established and new, global and regional.
Quelle: arianespace
 
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