Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















LAUNCH PAD
Arianespace to launch ASTRA 2E Satellite

-
by Staff Writers
Luxemburg (SPX) Apr 15, 2011
In the frame of the "Multi Launch Agreement" with Arianespace, the Luxemburg operator of satellites SES has confirmed to Arianespace the launch of the ASTRA 2E satellite slated for the second semester of 2013.

Weighing more than 6,000 kg. at launch, ASTRA 2E will be placed into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

ASTRA 2E will be built by Astrium using a Eurostar E3000 platform. Fitted with active Ku-band and Ka-band transponders, ASTRA 2E will be positioned at 28.2 degrees East. It will deliver high-power broadcast services across all of Europe and Africa, and will offer a design life of about 15 years.

In 2011, Arianespace is to orbit the ASTRA 1N and SES 2 satellites for SES.

Over the last two decades, Arianespace and SES have developed an exceptional relationship. SES, with its ASTRA satellite platform, operates the leading direct-to-home (DTH) TV broadcast system in Europe, serving more than 135 million households via DTH and cable networks.

Arianespace Chairman and CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall said: "Arianespace is especially proud to have been selected by one of the world's major satellite operators. We are very proud to serve SES once again and we would like to thank SES for selecting us. This is clear recognition of the quality and competitiveness of our launch Service and Solutions."



Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Arianespace
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


LAUNCH PAD
Arianespace Flight VA201: Interruption Of The Countdown
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Apr 01, 2011
In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA201's launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown. The Ariane 5 launcher and payload immediately switched to a safe mode. Data analysis is underway to determine the cause of the anomaly, and in parallel, the launcher will ... read more







LAUNCH PAD
Putin Urges Ukraine To Join New Russian Space Center Project

Arianespace to launch ASTRA 2E Satellite

Kazakh Space Launch Project Delayed Until 2017

Arianespace Flight VA201: Interruption Of The Countdown

LAUNCH PAD
Mars Rover's 'Gagarin' Moment Applauded Exploration

Mars Flight Possible After 2035

Several Drives This Week Put Opportunity Over 17-Mile Mark

Next Mars Rover Nears Completion

LAUNCH PAD
BRP To Contribute To Canadian Moon And Mars Exploration Programs

Naveen Jain Co-Founder And Chairman Of Moon Express

Project Morpheus To Begin Testing At NASA's Johnson Space Center

NASA Announces Winners Of 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

LAUNCH PAD
The PI's Perspective: Pinch Me!

Later, Uranus: New Horizons Passes Another Planetary Milestone

Can WISE Find The Hypothetical Tyche In Distant Oort Cloud

Theory: Solar system has another planet

LAUNCH PAD
Titan-Like Exoplanets

A New Way To Find Planets

Telescope Ferrets Out Planet-Hunting Targets

White Dwarfs Could Be Fertile Ground For Other Earths

LAUNCH PAD
No Fleet Future For X-37B

Model Of Russian Piloted Spacecraft To Go On Show In August

100-Year Starship Study Strategic Planning Workshop Held

NASA Test Stand Passes Review For Next-Generation Rocket Engine Testing

LAUNCH PAD
Asia's star ever brighter in space

What Future for Chang'e-2

China setting up new rocket production base

China's Tiangong-1 To Be Launched By Modified Long March II-F Rocket

LAUNCH PAD
Fast-Rotating Asteroid Winks For Astronomer's Camera

Cold Asteroids May Have A Soft Heart

WISE Mission Spots 'Horseshoe' Asteroid

WISE Mission Spots Horseshoe Asteroid


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement