Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to launch two Falcon Eye satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) by using two Vega (or Soyuz) launchers from the Guiana Space Center, the company announced in its press release on Tuesday.
The launches are scheduled for 2018 and 2019. These two high-performance Earth observation satellites are being built for the United Arab Emirates armed forces by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space.
Till Tuesday, 221 Ariane launches, 36 Soyuz launches (10 at the Guiana Space Centre and 26 at Baikonur with Starsem) and four Vega launches have been performed.
The United Arab Emirates acquired two reconnaissance satellites in July 2013 from French military optical group subsidiaries Space Systems Airbus and Thales Alenia Space for an amount of approximately € 700 million.
Astrium and Arianespace signed a joint agreement on the production of 18 additional Ariane 5 ECA launchers. As part of this agreement, Arianespace has ordered from Astrium, long-lead items and the start of production activities for the 18 additional launchers
Arianespace announced today that it will launch two satellites for DIRECTV and has the option of launching another two satellites for one of the world’s leading providers of television entertainment services. All four satellites will weigh in at over 6 metric tons and will be a part of a fleet expansion and replenishment program
Spanish operator Hispasat has chosen Arianespace to launch its new Amazonas-3 telecommunications satellite. Petra Mateos-Aparicio, Chairwoman of Hispasat, Carlos Espinos, CEO of Hispasat, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, signed the Service & Solutions contract for the Amazonas-3 satellite today in Santander, Spain
EVRY, France --- Arianespace announced today that it has signed a contract with the international satellite operator Intelsat, for the launch of one satellite, with the option to launch four more satellites.>> With this latest contract, covering the launch of one satellite, with the option to launch four more satellites between 2011 and 2015, Arianespaces launch Service & Solutions give the international satellite operator Intelsat unrivalled launch capacity and flexibility
On the occasion of the visit of the French Prime Minister in Egypt, it was announced that Arianespace has been chosen to launch the Nilesat 201 satellite, as part of a turnkey contract that Thales Alenia Space signed with Egyptian operator Nilesat.>> Nilesat 201 will be placed into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz rocket launched from the Guiana Space Center, Europes Spaceport in French Guiana, during the first quarter of 2010
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